For more than five years, heroin has been brewing into an epidemic in Ohio and leaving a deadly toll in its wake. Three people are dying a day – every day – on average in Ohio, state statistics show.
That number is just those who died from heroin. When other drugs such as pills (a common precursor to heroin) are factored in, the number of deaths jumps to seven a day.
But these are not statistics. These are Ohioans. Those dying are getting younger all the time.
10TV is taking a look at this epidemic and the toll it has taken on the state. Watch our first special, Heroin at Home: An Ohio Epidemic. Jerry Revish hosts a discussion with four former addicts and a mother and daughter who lost their daughter/sister.