Following the fatal overdose of acclaimed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, the alarming rise in heroin use has been gaining media attention. ITN News 4 in the UK did a segment on the rising heroin epidemic, and featured an interview with Mark, Anne and Ginny Atwood of The Chris Atwood Foundation in their coverage. The clip is footage that aired in the UK and the segment was picked up by NBC in the U.S.
There has been a 45% increase in heroin deaths over the past 10 years. Please share this and help the world see the disease of addiction as a public health crisis, not a shameful secret to be swept under the rug or into the court system.