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Heroin on the Rise

Posted Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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Heroin on the Rise Addicts who find it difficult to get their hands on expensive prescription opioids like Oxycontin are turning to a cheaper, easier-to-get alternative: Heroin. How easy is it to get that? Heroin users in a state study on drug abuse trends say it's "falling out of the sky." We'll talk about the alarming rise in heroin use, particularly among teens, and find out what law enforcement is doing to respond.

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Health

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Steve Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio
Jonathan Lee, President & CEO, Signature Health Inc
Detective Chris Colon, Narcotics Unit, Lorain Police Department
David Rodriguez, Recovering heroin addict and Drug Counselor, Cleveland Catholic Charities

Additional Information

Heroin usage soaring in Lorain
Signature Health
Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network Report
January 2012 Report: Surveillance of Drug Abuse Trends in the State of Ohio (PDF)

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