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heroinSEATTLE — It’s being called an epidemic again — heroin addiction.

However, this time around we’re seeing a younger demographic affected.

Frank Couch, Executive Director of the Science and Management of Addictions, also known as SAMA, discusses what’s behind this spike in Washington and the early warning signs for parents.

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  • leguoria

    It is unfortunate that the very people we have been taught to trust, are those same doctors that are so readily creating addicts by freely prescribing addictive medications. Equally disgusting is the age group 15-25; these are our future leaders, teachers, bus drivers, mechanics, scientists, or not. What is the world losing because of the epidemic. Stop the doctors, and heroin won't be such an epidemic. What doe they expect. This cycle of doctor prescribing addictive medication – patient is now denied anymore, tries to continue buying on the black market, but too expensive – finds cheap heroin to replace the effect.