It’s cheap, easy to get and as a result, Minnesota officials say heroin abuse is out of control.
They now consider the problem as one of their top priorities. They say more people are addicted, arrests are soaring, and there’s even talk of legislation to help fight the battle.
“This is an epidemic of consequences, of addiction, of overdose and of death,” explained Carol Falkowski, of Drug Abuse Dialogues, a Minnesota-based business that delivers educational training workshops about drug abuse.
Someone who knows firsthand about the reality of the problem is 20-year-old Emily Hanus, of Mound. Click here to read the story.