Heroin: The Hardest Hit

Heroin overdose deaths in Virginia nearly doubled from 2011 to 2013 with every region having experienced an increase in heroin fatalities, these include a 164% increase in Northen Virginia, a 94% increase in Hampton Roads and a 50% increase in the Richmond Metro Area.

Heroin: The Hardest Hit is a film which was put together by the VA State attorney’s office in order to raise awareness about heroin addiction and prescription pain pill abuse. Whilst examining the issues of addiction from many different angles the film also reveals how many of todays heroin addicts are often quite different from the addict of years past.

Far from street smart junkie stereotypes todays users are far more likely to find heroin from a more innocent path, prescription drugs.

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