Heroin Epidemic in America

129 people die from drug overdoses every day, the majority from heroin and painkillers, more than guns and car accidents.
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ABC news investigation tonight to heroin epidemic in America. Tonight this number 129 people die every day in this country from a drug overdose the vast majority related pain pills or heroin. That's more deaths than from car accidents and from guns tonight the senate just passing legislation that would create grants to help local communities. And it comes just a day before our yearlong investigation breaking point heroin in America families sounding the alarm. Tonight here you're first law. In suburban neighborhoods across America we call a lot are coming out of our global program now heroin overdoses. Our hero they are. Perrier resident and I don't beat out Veronica. In Manchester, New Hampshire we are there would have panicked driver calls 9111. And what he finds at a busy intersection. A white bear approximately break partners all assured started out out. You can hear him trying to revive the young man and eat certain it. Across town committee precede its call itself quickly do you have to get there it's a chance of saving this person's within the first five minutes. Q rice to find the young man who authorities believe couldn't wait to get home from work on shooting another in his car. Lieutenant driver who called nine would want a father on his way home from work. He tells us he gave that young man mouth to mouth because he knew what he was witnessing it is everywhere even in his own home. No such thing I must resort to a drug overdose. Get her hand and hasn't. There's something we have a problem our country we got to do something. Over the course of the year we've met so many parents who never thought it would be their child. Sabrina the medic Spencer swirled eyes. Well I love to fly. Doug Griffin corners a lot of thought it would bring a smile to everybody's raise. Four out of five new heroin users begin with prescription pain pills and stands at her new game via C content. We see there are no boundaries bridge or the middle class some hills and heroin since Christmas airline arrow and girl our. Please keep my job at 1 o'clock in the morning. And so it's kind. And two children who see it in their own neighborhoods and some in their own home how many have seen sales. The emergency so great. Eleven and twelve year old are now being taught how to administer the law so narc campus on call in to bring someone back from a heroin overdose. Incredibly eye opening and brave families allowing us into their homes for more than a year and you'll see what it's like. For parents trying to help their children break free from heroin. I hope you join me tomorrow night for our 20/20 special breaking point heroin in America 10 PM eastern sector DVR we'll see you tomorrow night.

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