The following script is from “Heroin in the Heartland” which aired on 60 Minutes November 1, 2015. Bill Whitaker is the correspondent.
“Federal and local authorities all over the country say it’s the biggest drug epidemic today.
You might think of heroin as primarily an inner-city problem. But dealers, connected to Mexican drug cartels, are making huge profits by expanding to new, lucrative markets: suburbs all across the country. It’s basic economics. The dealers are going where the money is and they’re cultivating a new set of consumers: high school students, college athletes, teachers and professionals.
Heroin is showing up everywhere — in places like Columbus, Ohio. The area has long been viewed as so typically Middle American that, for years, many companies have gone there to test new products. We went to the Columbus suburbs to see how heroin is taking hold in the heartland.”
The script and video are available at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/heroin-in-the-heartland-60-minutes/
Source: CBSNews.com – November 1, 2015
“This excerpt from a CBS 60 minute program shows a great sensitivity to the suffering of those with opiate addiction as well as their families. Too bad they missed a most important point. There is treatment for this disease, highly successful treatment. But in the entire report, not one word about methadone or Suboxone. What a missed opportunity by a program watched by millions.”