“Our kids are dying.”
That’s what one mother told us after we did a story about her son’s heroin use.
Then she asked us: “Please keep this issue on the front burner — parents must be warned.”
We listened, and began looking into the toll the drugs OxyContin and heroin have taken on our young adults. The statistics are staggering — dozens have died from overdoses in the last three years, hundreds have been hospitalized, and many of the victims are under 25.
Staff members Maureen Boyle, Craig Murray and Steve Damish spent the last year researching records, attending vigils and support groups, and talking to addicts, officials and families of the victims.
See our special online presentation here.