Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Substance Abuse 411-#52-Battling the Heroin Crisis in St. Louis in Unique Way-Dan Duncan


Substance Abuse 411-#52-Battling Heroin Crisis in St Louis-Dan Duncan

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Sadly, heroin use across the United States is on the rise. In St. Louis, Missouri, they are seeing a tragic increase in overdose deaths from heroin not only in the inner city but also the affluent suburbs.

In 2010, they had over 200 overdose deaths among young people in the Greater St. Louis area. Because of that, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in the St. Louis region swung into action and came up with a community concept to battle the problem incorporating a website.  That website ( is providing valuable information in one spot for young and old, users, family members and concerned citizens.

Substance Abuse 411 talks with Dan Duncan the Director of Community Services with NCADD-St. Louis about the program and how it is bringing awareness of the heroin problem to the forefront in the region.


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1 comment:

  1. all I'm seeing is that every time I use heroin, God kills a cat :\