Heroin Use On The Rise In North Carolina06:28

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More and more people across the Unites States are dying from heroin. A recent government report says overdose deaths from the drug doubled in the U.S. during a recent three-year period.

That upward trend is continuing to rise in places like North Carolina, where 38 people died from heroin overdoses in 2010. Last year, that figure soared to 183.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Jeff Tiberii of North Carolina Public Radio reports.


This segment aired on October 20, 2014.

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