National Institute on Drug Abuse indicates that heroin use in South Florida is reaching epidemic levels.
A recently issued report indicates that heroin use in Florida is reaching epidemic levels with overdoses nearly doubling and more users turning toward a version of the drug that's 100 times as addictive, WPTV reports.
The report, released earlier this month by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, lists 117 heroin-related deaths in all of Florida in 2012 compared to 62 instances the year before.
Along with the observed increase in heroin use, officials are also seeing more samples laced with "fentanyl," an addictive that makes the drug 100 times more addictive, WPTV reports.
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