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Letter: Heroin addicts need help

| Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, 9:00 p.m.

The heroin epidemic is out of control. Overdoses are the No. 1 cause of death of people under 50.

Once you are hooked on heroin, it is nearly impossible to quit on your own. You need rehab.

Our friends and family members need help desperately. A little bit of tough love could get them into rehabilitation and save their lives. Addicts need months of care, as well as support group meetings during and after treatment.

There are many therapists, nurses, counselors and recovering addicts willing to help these sick friends and family members.

It all starts by getting them into rehabilitation.

James Illinsky


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