Heroin: Killer of a generation

Number 27820
Subject Drugs
Source The Palm Beach Post
State
Year 2016
Publication Date Jan. 10, 13, May 1, Aug. 28, Sept. 11, Nov. 20, 22, Dec. 18, 24, 26, 2016
Summary Confronted by a nationwide heroin epidemic in a county known as the nation's rehab capital, The Palm Beach Post exposed the sordid underbelly of the unregulated sober home business, identified bogus addiction treatment lab tests and created the state’s first and only cost analysis of the heroin epidemic. The Post's reporting culminated with publication of the photographs and mini-profiles of all of the 216 people who died from heroin-related overdoses in Palm Beach County in 2015. Federal and state officials arrested sober home operators, and county, state and federal lawmakers pledged action to curb the epidemic and treatment abuses. http://apps.mypalmbeachpost.com/ourdead/
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Keywords heroin; drugs; narcotics; rehab; overdose; treatment
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