There wasn’t any real decline in heroin overdose deaths in 2013 from the previous year.
A film focused on exposing teen prescription drug abuse will be screened in St. Louis.
“Students are the ones that need to be educated and yes, scared to death of touching this drug and others, you know?” Pam Jones says.
Getting addicts to turn on their dealers and warning teens are just a couple of tactics that officials believe have had an impact.
The number of overdose deaths is at 19 and climbing, compared with just ten last decade.
Prescription painkiller addiction has been called an epidemic. And a new drug is adding fuel to the fire across the country and here in St. Louis.