More Americans died from heroin-related incidents than from gun homicides in 2015. A stark opposite of just a few years ago in 2007 when gun homicides outnumbered heroin deaths by more than 5 to 1.
For Lack of a Mission: Drugs, ‘Deaths of Despair,’ and the Increase of Mortality in Obama’s U.S.A. Dec. 12, 2016
One-third long-term users say they’re hooked on prescription opioids Scott Clement and Lenny Bernstein The Washington Post December 10, 2016
Link between prescription meds and heroin focus of drug summit Dec. 9, 2016. (J. Scott Park | Mlive.com)