Poll: One-third of LI sees no heroin problem

One-third of Long Island residents don?t believe heroin use is a problem in their community, according to the results of a News 12 Long Island-Hofstra University poll.

Almost half of the poll?s respondents answered yes, it is a problem. However, anti-drug advocates say that number should be higher given recent media coverage of Long Island?s heroin problem.

The poll found different results by county. Fifty-four percent of Suffolk residents and 42 percent of Nassau respondents said yes.

Janice Talento, co-founder of Drug Free Massapequa, says her non-profit is focusing its efforts on getting young recovering addicts to teach kids the dangers of heroin.

To see an interview with a former heroin addict, go to Channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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