WOODBURY - A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says heroin-related deaths have almost tripled since 2010.
The federal report says more than 8,000 people died from heroin in 2013. On Long Island in that same year, the number was 144.
People in the 25-44 age range had the highest rate of heroin-related deaths across the United States. The report also says that nearly four times more men died from heroin than women.
The Midwest passed both the Northeast and the West for the highest heroin death rate.