The Heroin Epidemic
Within three years fatal heroin overdoses in the United States have tripled. In 2013, approximately 1,000 Ohioans lost their lives due to a form of heroin known as black tar. Coming up, a look at the new faces behind the epidemic and what Ohio is doing to slow the spread of addiction.
- Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The true tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
Addiction Helpline: 1-877-275-6364
View the latest stats on Ohio heroin abuse and statewide prevention and treatment efforts
This episode originally aired on Tuesday May 12, 2015 at 10 a.m.