Series at a Glance - Heroin: Addicted on Long Island

It's more powerful and deadly than ever. And now it's also cheap: One bag costs less than a pack of cigarettes. Heroin has developed a frightening grip on Long Island's youth in a way not seen for

News 12 Staff

Sep 18, 2014, 7:32 PM

Updated 3,529 days ago

Share:

Series at a Glance - Heroin: Addicted on Long Island
It's more powerful and deadly than ever. And now it's also cheap: One bag costs less than a pack of cigarettes.
Heroin has developed a frightening grip on Long Island's youth in a way not seen for decades.
Beginning Monday, Sept. 22 News 12 Long Island and Newsday will present a week long multi-media investigative report: Heroin: Addicted on Long Island.
The project will take a 360-degree look at the growing epidemic of heroin addiction. It includes stories of "good kids" sucked in by the drug, heartbroken families, the struggle to recover, law enforcement challenges, and how dealers are exploiting the web and social media. The coverage will also examine resource and policy issues, such as the scarcity of detox beds and health insurance companies that deny coverage for treatment.
Every night, victims, experts and activists will go "live" from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the News 12 Long Island Facebook page to share insights and answer questions from Long Islanders. The coverage will also feature "Heroin Diaries"---a series of uncut interviews with victims, parents and loved ones describing the scourge of heroin in their own words.
Numerous links to organizations that offer help will be available on the News 12 Long Island and Newsday websites, plus additional unedited interviews.
The Project at a Glance:
Heroin: Addicted on Long Island
Dates: 5-part News 12 Long Island series Monday-Friday, Sept. 22-26. Each part begins airing at 8am.
Newsday: Major coverage on Sunday, Sept. 21 followed by additional stories Sept. 22-26
All content available on News12.com and Newsday.com
Nightly Facebook Live Q&A with activists and experts, Monday-Friday 7 p.m.
PART 1 - Monday, Sept. 22

A Good Kid


A Kings Park mom copes with the loss of her 21-year-old son, who died of a heroin overdose.
PART 2 - Tuesday, Sept. 23

Starting Over


Three young Long Islanders tell the story of their fall into heroin addiction and how they are struggling back.
PART 3 - Wednesday, Sept 24

Cops vs. Dealers


We ride with Long Island detectives trying to roll back the tide of heroin sales.
PART 4 - Thursday, Sept. 25

The Heroin Code


Heroin for sale on the Internet. How dealers are using deception to push their product on the web, and why they're getting away with it.
PART 5 - Friday, Sept. 26

No Where to Turn


Insurance companies that deny coverage; a shortage of detox beds. Why the "system" fails heroin victims when they need help the most.
Special Follow-Up Feature - Thursday, Oct. 2

"I Am Not Anonymous"


People in recovery fight the stigma of addiction with photographic self portraits & personal stories.


More from News 12
2:28
How did a Nassau County doctor overprescribe highly addictive pain pills, despite strict laws in place?

How did a Nassau County doctor overprescribe highly addictive pain pills, despite strict laws in place?

1:56
Mostly cloudy Saturday; sunshine returns this week

Mostly cloudy Saturday; sunshine returns this week

0:26
Principal: Student approached by van full of men in ski masks in Selden

Principal: Student approached by van full of men in ski masks in Selden

2:06
Homeowners asked to check home security video after string of Nassau County break-ins

Homeowners asked to check home security video after string of Nassau County break-ins

0:51
Plainview-Old Bethpage hosts basketball team from Israel impacted by Oct. 7 attacks

Plainview-Old Bethpage hosts basketball team from Israel impacted by Oct. 7 attacks

1:58
13th Annual Montauk Music Festival to take place this weekend

13th Annual Montauk Music Festival to take place this weekend

1:24
Nassau County high school seniors take part in aerial simulation exercise

Nassau County high school seniors take part in aerial simulation exercise

1:53
Toys for Tots make contribution to Promise of Hope Foundation to honor fallen Detective Jonathan Diller

Toys for Tots make contribution to Promise of Hope Foundation to honor fallen Detective Jonathan Diller

0:24
Police: Hempstead man exposed, touched himself inappropriately at Roosevelt Field Mall

Police: Hempstead man exposed, touched himself inappropriately at Roosevelt Field Mall

2:29
Museum of American Armor hosting 10th anniversary of World War II Encampment weekend

Museum of American Armor hosting 10th anniversary of World War II Encampment weekend

0:40
Town of Hempstead launches rain barrel pilot program in five town parks

Town of Hempstead launches rain barrel pilot program in five town parks

1:55
12-year-old prodigy set to become Malverne High School’s youngest graduate

12-year-old prodigy set to become Malverne High School’s youngest graduate

0:24
Police: 2 men arrested for stealing copper wire, burglarizing Jericho business

Police: 2 men arrested for stealing copper wire, burglarizing Jericho business

0:23
FDA approves first self-test for cervical cancer

FDA approves first self-test for cervical cancer

1:08
East End: Kick off party to the summer showcasing the beauty of the region

East End: Kick off party to the summer showcasing the beauty of the region

1:07
The East End: Calissa in Water Mill

The East End: Calissa in Water Mill

1:36
The Real Deal: How to navigate the buying, renting market in New York

The Real Deal: How to navigate the buying, renting market in New York

1:19
Nassau County doctor convicted of illegally prescribing around 93,000 mg of oxycodone to 1 patient

Nassau County doctor convicted of illegally prescribing around 93,000 mg of oxycodone to 1 patient

1:44
Massapequa couple latest to be charged in connection with Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Massapequa couple latest to be charged in connection with Jan. 6 Capitol riot

0:30
 Police: Deer Park teen charged after making threats, bringing BB gun to Frost Middle School

Police: Deer Park teen charged after making threats, bringing BB gun to Frost Middle School