United States in the grips of a heroin epidemic
“Estimates on the number of U.S. Herion Addicts Range from 300,000 to 500,000.”
The resurgence of the deadly drug has sparked a flurry of action from governors’ mansions and statehouses across New England and the Midwest to small-town police stations from northern Kentucky to Wisconsin. “It’s really on the top of everyone’s radar from a public health perspective,” said Thomas MacLellan, director of homeland security and public safety for the National Governors Association. Even Capitol Hill and the White House are weighing in on what’s become a full-blown health crisis that cuts across geographic, social, racial and economic boundaries.