The epidemic of heroin and opioid painkiller abuse was on display in a packed forum last night at Syracuse’s Civic Center. The event emphasized the incredible scope of the growing problem…but also some ways to attack it.
A crowd of more than 250 people came to a weekday evening meeting which showed the size and concern over the heroin problem. It’s pointed out by at least one statistic: an 800% increase in heroin admissions at Crouse Hospital’s treatment facility.
(A list of treatment resources below)