8 July 2015

Heroin Deaths Quadruple Across U.S. – NBC News

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Heroin use has dramatically increased across the U.S., spreading to groups it hadn’t previously reached, and deaths from overdose have soared, according to a new federal report released Tuesday. Heroin deaths nearly quadrupled in the decade between 2002 and 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Rates of abuse doubled among women and […]

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21 June 2015

Mother who lost mentally ill addicted son: The system is ‘broken’

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Kelly Wallace is CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. Read her other columns and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. Join the conversation: CNN Parents will host a Facebook chat with parents and experts on mental illness and addiction from 1-2 p.m. ET on Monday, June 22. (CNN)Barbara Theodosiou anxiously awaited each text and call. […]

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15 January 2015

HOOKED: Tracking heroin’s hold on Arizona

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Hooked: Tracking Heroin’s Hold on Arizona is a special investigative report produced by advanced journalism students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication on the growing perils of heroin and opioid use.The project includes a 30-minute investigative broadcast report aired Jan. 13 by every TV station and most radio outlets across Arizona. […]

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