On The Rise: Over 420 Heroin Overdoses In New York

August 29, 2014 12:51 PM

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On The Rise: Over 420 Heroin Overdoses In New York

“It was almost exclusively Central Brooklyn, South Bronx, East Harlem and overlapped with New York City’s highest-need neighborhoods. The rest of the city – Staten Island, Queens, most of Manhattan – close to nothing,” Kolodny shared.

In 2013, out of the 782 drug overdose deaths in New York, 420 cases were due to heroin. The said figure is the highest yet, followed by the 400 heroin overdose deaths in 2003.

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