The latest overdose outbreak shows just how dangerous the heroin epidemic has one challenge in tracking the drug overdose epidemic is incomplete data. News about the opioid epidemic in the united states these are the stories of heroin, opioid and drug addiction, overdose and victims. America’s heroin epidemic represents a new phase in the war on drugs as katharine q seelye reports, heroin deaths have surged mostly among whites in the suburbs and small towns the.
Devastating consequences of the opioid epidemic include increases in opioid misuse and related overdoses, as well as the rising incidence of newborns experiencing withdrawal syndrome due to.
The following is a script from the heroin epidemic which aired on april 24, 2016 bill whitaker is the correspondent tom anderson, producer it's one of the biggest problems in america. In may, police in springfield, massachusetts, seized 193 bags of heroin from two middle-aged dealers the amount of heroin itself was a remarkable testament to how much heroin is flowing.
Heroin use has skyrocketed in the us, and it's hitting young adults the hardest. People from all walks of life are using heroin along with multiple other drugs more can be done to respond to this growing epidemic.
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