New York’s Opioid Crisis In-Depth:

HEROIN USE ON STATEN ISLAND


Listen to the 2nd chapter in a weekly podcast series by Groundtruth, called Not my kid: heroin use on Staten Island, May 11, 2017, By Noah Caldwell

“The heroin epidemic sweeping over Staten Island has played out in countless bedrooms just like this one. Opiate addiction had snuck past the picket fences in the form of prescription pills, laying the foundation for a suburban heroin crisis to fester. The borough now has the second-highest rate of overdose deaths in the city, right behind the Bronx. Through Johnny’s story, we can see how Staten Island upended the inner-city stereotype of heroin in New York, and how it haS the perfect socio-economic conditions for a growing deadly drug epidemic.”

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