As N.Y. Oxy addiction grows, so does heroin abuse

In New York’s lower Hudson Valley area, authorities are witnessing an unprecedented number of heroin overdose deaths, fueled by the popularity of painkillers like OxyContin, according to this article on LowHud.com. Many of those caught up in the epidemic are young kids under the age of 25, as opposed to “old junkies,” the article says.

Learn more about prescription drug addiction in New York here.

About Erin Marie Daly

I’m a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. My book on prescription drug and heroin addiction was published in August 2014 by Counterpoint Press.
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