If Prince couldn’t get the help he needed in time, how in the hell are the vast majority of heroin users supposed to get better?
Ithaca, like much of the country, has been touched by a heroin epidemic. But this idyllic city has a very different idea about how to address the problem.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the rise in opioid abuse and fatal overdoses in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were nearly 28,000 fatalities due to opioids in 2014— more than any other year on record— and at least half involved prescription drugs.
The fight against heroin is making it tough for police departments in central Illinois to keep up. Lawmakers and police chiefs came together to talk about heroin.