Startling new numbers show heroin overdoses at new high in Madison

  • Source: WKOW-TV 27 ABC
  • Published: 10/19/2017 02:43 AM

VIDEO: It's a drug that has no boundaries. Almost everyone knows someone impacted by heroin. It's a national epidemic that's now hitting a new high in Madison. New numbers from the Madison Police Department show overdoses from the drug are up 205 percent. It's especially startling for those who respond to help. "It's hard to hear. And it's unfortunate to hear especially in our community," said Madison paramedic and firefighter Angelo Aguirre. "It hasn't been just a steady growth, like we can see in the numbers, it's been a spike," he added.


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