Heroin Response

St. Louis County Making Progress Against Heroin Epidemic

29 October 2012


By Julie Bierach, St. Louis Public Radio.

For the past year, St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch and community organizations have held nearly two dozen town hall meetings to raise awareness of the heroin epidemic. Deaths from heroin overdoses continue to decline, but officials say they are seeing an uptick in some age groups.

Through September of this year there have been 45 heroin deaths in St. Louis County, that’s compared to 55 last year.

Listen to the story at St. Louis Public Radio

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Need help? Call National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, 314-962-3456
Not-Even-Once is a campaign aimed at teens and their parents to raise awareness of the effects and consequences of Heroin.

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