LI heroin deaths rise as war on prescription pills rages on

The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug

The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence says heroin deaths for 2012 are expected to rise. (February 14, 2013 6:31 PM)

Experts say there has been a dramatic increase in heroin overdose deaths amid the war on prescription drugs.

The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) held a news conference today to talk about the rising number of overdose deaths.

According to LICADD, 242 people died of opiate deaths on Long Island in 2010. That number jumped to 347 in 2011, and the number of...

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