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‘Drug epidemic’ discussed at public hearing in Lindenhurst

Over the last 10 years, heroin use in

Over the last 10 years, heroin use in particular has become a growing problem. Officials say there are up to 300 fatal overdoses a year. Over the last three months in Lindenhurst alone, a 20-year-old man and 15 year-old girl died due to overdoses. (Credit: News 12)

Health care professionals, elected officials, community leaders and families affected by substance abuse gathered in Lindenhurst Wednesday evening to discuss what is being called a drug epidemic on Long Island.

Over the last 10 years, heroin use in particular has become a growing problem. Officials say there are up to 300 fatal overdoses a year. Over the last three months in Lindenhurst alone,...

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