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Father hopes traumatic experience with heroin helps others

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ATLANTA — An Atlanta man who spent the last decade trying to pull his son out of the grips of heroin abuse, only to see him die in a car crash, hopes his story can help other parents dealing with the same problem. 220 more words

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Public health crisis: 35 heroin overdose calls within a 24-hour period in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It has happened again. There have been nearly three dozen heroin overdoses in Ohio — and two people are dead. All of the 35 overdose calls happened within a 24-hour period. 326 more words

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Former New York Giants player opens up about struggles with addiction

HARTFORD — Jeff Hatch used to be an offensive tackle for the New York Giants. But he’s also struggled with addiction. Hatch is Ivy League educated—and now, in recovery and works in a recovery center in New Hampshire. 113 more words

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Authorities arrest 'main source of heroin supply in Asheboro area'

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities on Thursday announced they had arrested the “main source of heroin supply in the Asheboro area” and “disrupted” the heroin market in the community. 402 more words

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The Everyman's Addict

I saw a story on the news the other day, most of you probably saw it too. A man and a woman were found passed out in their car from a heroin overdose. 1,376 more words

Treatment centers hope heroin overdose in Menasha doesn't add to 'stigmas'

MENASHA, Wis. (WBAY) – Menasha police say an arrest has been made in connection to a 25-year-old woman that died in the bathroom of a gas station overnight from a heroin overdose. 284 more words

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Utahns have frank conversations about opioid abuse at summit in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — Opioid abuse is one of the fastest growing drug addictions in Utah, and hundreds have died from it in the past decade. 418 more words

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