Road to Arizona: Heroin trafficking impacts communities
Addicts see heroin as an alternative to costly pain pills, making it a profitable prize for smugglers.
Many young addicts started using in their teens and 20s
Users tell Cronkite News they didn’t care about family, jobs or school. Only their next fix.
Arizona officials say overdose deaths on the rise at startling rate
The Centers for Disease Control also reported a nationwide increase last year from 2,679 in 2011 to 3,635 in 2012.
Heroin love affair: A couple fights addiction on a daily basis
They met after getting clean two years ago, but repeated relapses threaten their lives and future.