Heroin Use on the Rise

Investigators say Philip Seymour Hoffman may have died from a drug overdose, after finding heroin in the actor’s apartment. Here in San Diego, heroin use is being called an epidemic. Nancy Knott, an interventionalist and counselor at the Scripps Alcohol & Drug Treatment Program spoke to local media about this growing trend.

To view the NBC 7 story, visit Heroin Use on the Rise in San Diego.

To view the Fox 5 story, visit Actor’s Death Puts Spotlight on Heroin Addiction.

For more information about substance abuse treatment and interventions, please join the professionals at the Scripps Alcohol & Drug Treatment Program for a free informational seminar. The seminars are held every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at 9609 Waples Street, San Diego, CA, 92121 or call 800-382-4357 or 858-404-8700 for more information.

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Lisa Ohmstede
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