In Calif., rise in young painkiller abusers leads to more heroin overdoses

Today, Oxy Watchdog founder Erin Marie Daly has a report produced with the California Report, a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting, on the rising prescription drug epidemic in California. While few hard statistics are available on the number of people moving from prescription drugs to cheaper heroin in the state, interviews with drug treatment experts and public health officials suggest a marked increase in heroin use that is accompanying the steady and dramatic rise in prescription opioid abuse among young people, the article says.

The report includes two radio stories produced with KQED, San Francisco Bay Area’s National Public Radio station, as well as an audio slideshow.

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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2 Responses to In Calif., rise in young painkiller abusers leads to more heroin overdoses

  1. Clay says:

    thank you for doing this

  2. k lewis says:

    My Niece is Cassandra Lewis is was featured in this you tube video
    I miss her everyday she is in my heart always I just wish she was here with us still. If you need help please contact someone the Angel Foundation in memory of Cassandra can help.

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