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The president specifically addressed opioid and prescription drug use in West Virginia. Heroin, a common opioid, is extremely addictive and is abused often. Heroin withdrawal symptoms are uncomfortable and include aching bones and vomiting, while the effects of long-term use include respiratory illnesses, insomnia and memory loss.

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It’s been less than a week since Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was discovered on the bathroom floor of his apartment with a needle in his arm, dead of an apparent heroin overdose.