Heroin Claimed 24 Lives in Chester County Last Year

Heroin claimed 24 lives in Chester County last year
Family members of those who recently lost their lives to heroin addiction agreed on the importance of adequately tracking and understanding addiction numbers. Pam Moules, a Chester County resident, lost her 22-year-old son earlier this year while he …
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Watch: New England town ripped apart by heroin
“My patients tell me you can find heroin on every street corner in Burlington, for example,” said Dr. Deborah Richter, a family physician in Montpelier and one of the state's leading addiction specialists. “It's in every town.” Heroin is spreading …
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Heroin, an 'urgent public health crisis' threatens Americans
Attorney General Eric Holder in a video message released by the Justice Department spoke out on heroin addiction and its rising number of deaths on Monday. In the video, Holder said the number of heroin overdose deaths rose by 45% between 2006 and …
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