Heroin Use on the Rise

Nancy Knott, an interventionalist and counselor at the Scripps Alcohol & Drug Treatment Program, speaks about heroin use in San Diego.

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.

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