“I remember when [Trump] was running for president, he talked about how beautiful New Hampshire was and how the drug problem here didn’t make sense, and I agreed,” said Rachel Behrens, who lives in the Manchester area and lost her 19-year-old son to a Fentanyl overdose last year. “At that time my son was alive, and now he isn’t. It’s way too late.”
This comes as overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50.
The photo "displays exactly what heroin addiction is," she says.
The name comes from a word meaning "heroic."
Among white users, prescription opioids seem to be a gateway drug to heroin.
West Virginia has the nation's highest rate of opioid overdoses, according to the CDC.
The report also confirms that white, middle-aged adults are being hit hardest by the opioid epidemic.
140 people die every day as a result of drug overdoses, says Michael Botticelli.
When law enforcement and physicians started cracking down on prescription opiates, they created scarcity in the marketplace. Enter heroin, which is now more affordable than prescription pain pills.
After almost a decade of declining illicit drug use, a new study suggests that four percent more tests are coming up positive for drug use in American workers.
Territory battles between gangs over new customers attracted by cheap heroin have resulted in terrible consequences for those caught in the crossfire.
Jack Fishman’s widow is fighting for policy changes that will help treat America’s growing opioid problem.
The United Nations estimates that $28 billion worth of heroin and opium is trafficked from Afghanistan to Western Europe each year.
Deaths from the synthetic opiate look like early signs of a lethal new chapter in the U.S.'s surging addiction crisis.
More people in the U.S. died from opioid overdoses than car accidents in 2014.
Mexican authorities have formally begun extraditing the cartel leader to the U.S.