Heroin: Small Cities, Even Rural Towns Face Growing Problems

“For years, heroin was considered an affliction mainly of poor urban neighborhoods. But these days, the drug is becoming popular in affluent suburbs, small cities, and even rural towns—especially among young people.

From Arizona to New Jersey, many communities that never imagined they would have a heroin problem now face a rising toll of addiction, overdoses, and even deaths.

“You would have to go pretty remote to find a place that didn’t have this,” says Kathleen Kane-Willis, a researcher at Roosevelt University in Chicago who has tracked heroin use since 2004. “It’s just everywhere”.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2013/0125/Heroin-Small-cities-even-rural-towns-face-growing-problems#.UQPfGQBSZ9g.email

Source: ChristianScienceMonitor.com – January 25, 2013

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