The United States is battling the biggest heroin epidemic in decades. CNN’s Deborah Feyerick traveled the country to find the people and the towns fighting the war against the drug that has taken on a new, powerful form and is indiscriminately claiming the lives of thousands.
“It’s a business — they’re going to do everything they can to make money, and we’re going to do everything we can to stop them.”
“What the dealers kind of look for are people who are more affluent and from better-off neighborhoods.”
“You may know several people who are addicted to heroin and you just have no idea.”
“We’ve definitely seen an increase in heroin cases … probably 50% of the cases I get on a daily basis have either heroin or fentanyl.”