The heroin connection

Illegal drugs such as heroin are as easy to come by as simply knocking on a door Photo source: WikipediaFatal heroin overdoses more than tripled from 8 percent in 2010 to 25 percent in 2015. ■ D.N. Stuefloten / Contributed [Editor’s Note: Center for Disease Control and Prevention researchers examined data from the National Vital Statistics System to see the effects of drug trends across the nation from 1999 to 2015, and the results were startling. The rate of fatal drug overdoses in the U.S. more than doubled since 1999, outpacing suicide and car accidents in 2015 as a cause of death, according to the report. The deadly spread of illicit

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