Heroin Hits Home: Epidemic Spreads Through NE Ohio

Well… Shit.


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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The heroin epidemic in Ohio now kills one person in the state every five hours and kills more people each year than car accidents do.

All this week on FOX 8 News at 6, I-Team Reporter Bill Sheil examines the growth of the epidemic and what can be done to stem the deadly tide.

The I-Team first reported on the trend three years ago, tracing the epidemic to its southern Ohio roots and showing how it started primarily with legal prescriptions to opiates — heroin’s legal cousins with names such as Oxycodone and Oxycontin.

** Click here to watch the three-part series of I-Team: Prescription for Disaster **

Ed Hughes, who runs the Counseling Center in Portsmouth in southern Ohio, says the epidemic “started between pharmaceutical companies and some primary care physicians.”

This week, the I-Team will show you how the epidemic has…

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