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US CA: Editorial: Heroin In New Hampshire

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 08:00
Los Angeles Times, 20 Jan 2016 - Suddenly, heroin is hot. Or rather, talking about heroin, addiction, treatment and non-punitive responses is hot, especially among presidential candidates as they canvass for votes in New Hampshire. A standard part of this year's campaigning has been a visit with a family who lost a child to an overdose, or a confessional talk at a drug clinic. That's because the explosion in U.S. heroin use that began about six years ago has hit New England particularly hard.
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US: For Parents of Heroin Addicts, 'What-Ifs' Can Persist

Sun, 01/03/2016 - 08:00
Albuquerque Journal, 03 Jan 2016 - Whether It's A Condition or a Disease, Drug Dependence Is Confusing for Families to Battle HARTFORD, Conn. - Fred Hayden still wonders if closing the door on his daughter one night in 2007 helped put her on the path to heroin addiction. Crystal Hayden's descent started with a new job at a restaurant earlier that year. Then 20, Crystal started hanging out with new friends who, her father said, liked to drink. They were older. She wanted to fit in.
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US NH: Hopefuls Hear How Heroin Hit N.H. Hard

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 08:00
Chicago Tribune, 23 Dec 2015 - 2016 Candidates Asked to Address Drug Abuse Crisis MANCHESTER, N.H. - Zach Brewster had a long history of addiction and was dealing drugs after flunking out of college. One night he injected a cocktail of cocaine and heroin and stopped breathing. He was taken by ambulance to the emergency room of the suburban hospital that employed his parents, where they were told their son might not survive the night.
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US NH: N.H. Heroin Crisis Puts Issue into Presidential

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 08:00
Baltimore Sun, 22 Dec 2015 - Anguished Voters Tell of Drug Use in Their Families MANCHESTER, N.H. - Zach Brewster had a long history of addiction and was dealing drugs after flunking out of college. One night he injected a cocktail of cocaine and heroin and stopped breathing. He was taken by ambulance to the emergency room of the suburban hospital that employed his parents, where they were told their son might not survive the night.
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US MD: The Economics Of Heroin

Sun, 12/20/2015 - 08:00
Baltimore Sun, 20 Dec 2015 - For Anthony Miles, Feb. 15, 2013, was a busy day of juggling calls, setting up meetings and touting a high-quality shipment he was expecting soon. Still, he found time to put air in the tires of his Mercedes and to note how well the day was going. Raising a large stack of bills in both hands, he bragged to a companion: I just made $20,000 in one hour. Just three days later, Miles was less euphoric. He grumbled he was making "chump change" while an associate was clearing $150,000 a day "with his eyes closed."
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