It’s pure, cheap, addictive and taking lives. Learn more about why heroin is so dangerous and what its effects are like.
Learn more about a Lexington resident whose son died of a heroin overdose in 2014.
Read about Katya Totty, an inmate at the Rockbridge Regional Jail who shares her personal struggles with heroin addiction.
The Rockbridge Regional Drug Task Force explains how they are handling the growing heroin problem.
Although methamphetamine production is still Rockbridge County’s No. 1 drug problem, the Rockbridge Regional Drug Task Force has seen a 150 percent increase in heroin sale and use in the past year.
Stas Novitsky, a recovered heroin addict, now works at the McShin Foundation, helping teens overcome their own addictions.
Local medical experts explain heroin’s addictive allure.
The Virginia legislature is quickly trying to pass legislation that will help combat rising death rates. Rockbridge County is focused on targeting sellers from out of town.
Read more about how a recovery center just two hours from Rockbridge is impacting the lives of its participants.
Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs on the street. Find out what it does to the brain.