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Heroin: Trends Locally And Nationally

Academy Award-winning actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman died yesterday from an apparent heroin overdose, highlighting a resurgence in the use of the drug nationally. It's a trend evident locally, as deaths around our region tied to heroin make headlines. Last summer, a McLean, Va., high school student died after injecting heroin while on a common antihistamine. We look at what's fueling the rise in use, particularly among teens and young adults in this region.

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