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Heroin Use On The Rise In North Carolina

There were 183 heroin overdose deaths in North Carolina last year. (thomasmartinsen/Flickr)
There were 183 heroin overdose deaths in North Carolina last year. (thomasmartinsen/Flickr)

More and more people across the Unites States are dying from heroin. A recent government report says overdose deaths from the drug doubled in the U.S. during a recent three-year period.

That upward trend is continuing to rise in places like North Carolina, where 38 people died from heroin overdoses in 2010. Last year, that figure soared to 183.

From theHere & Now Contributors Network, Jeff Tiberii of North Carolina Public Radio reports.

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