Archives for: August 31st, 2015

Breaking Bad may have brought awareness to our country’s serious problem with crystal meth – especially in certain areas – but now another drug is coming back into vogue: heroin.

According to the CDC, heroin use has skyrocketed across the nation and North Carolina is one of the states hit by the new epidemic. Unlike many past spikes in drug use, rates of addiction are climbing among both males and females, across all income levels, and across many different age demographics.

In the past, rates of addiction and overdose were highest among males [...]