Record number of heroin-related deaths reported on LI
Related mediaNewsday report on heroin related deaths
WOODBURY - New statistics have revealed that a record number of people have died on Long Island from heroin use.
According to medical examiners, 110 people died in Nassau and Suffolk counties last year from heroin-related overdoses.
According to Newsday, 83 of them overdosed in Suffolk alone.
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A special investigation found many are turning to heroin because the crackdown on prescription abuse makes it harder to get pills.
The special reports starts today in Newsday.