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  • In Vein: Hooked on HeroinMore>>

  • In Vein: Hooked on Heroin

    In Vein: Hooked on Heroin

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 10:59 AM EDT2015-10-13 14:59:40 GMT
    Tuesday, October 27 2015 11:58 AM EDT2015-10-27 15:58:53 GMT
    New Hanover County has the second highest rate of heroin overdose deaths of all counties in North Carolina and tops the list when adjusted for population, according to the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services. Casually nicknamed the “Heroin Highway,” Wilmington is considered a major stop for traffickers bringing in dope from areas like New Jersey and Maryland.More >>
    New Hanover County has the second highest rate of heroin overdose deaths of all counties in North Carolina and tops the list when adjusted for population, according to the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services. Casually nicknamed the “Heroin Highway,” Wilmington is considered a major stop for traffickers bringing in dope from areas like New Jersey and Maryland.More >>
  • Heroin addiction: users speak out

    Heroin addiction: users speak out

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 12:00 PM EDT2015-10-13 16:00:52 GMT
    Wednesday, October 28 2015 4:43 PM EDT2015-10-28 20:43:51 GMT
    Most heroin users share a similar story as to how their addiction began - by first abusing doctor-prescribed narcotic pain medication. More >>
    Most heroin users share a similar story as to how their addiction began - by first abusing doctor-prescribed narcotic pain medication. More >>
  • Syringe exchange programs could help addicts

    Syringe exchange programs could help addicts

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 12:03 PM EDT2015-10-13 16:03:29 GMT
    Tuesday, October 27 2015 11:58 AM EDT2015-10-27 15:58:54 GMT
    Syringe Exchange Programs (SEPs) are illegal in North Carolina, although the House recently passed a measure allowing two pilot programs. For now, the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition operates five underground programs across North Carolina. The closest to Wilmington is in Fayetteville.More >>
    Syringe Exchange Programs (SEPs) are illegal in North Carolina, although the House recently passed a measure allowing two pilot programs. For now, the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition operates five underground programs across North Carolina. The closest to Wilmington is in Fayetteville.More >>
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