In the 1970s, frustration over heroin related, urban crime led to the War on Drugs. Today, heroin is back. But the users, and the response, are very different.
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How Heroin Addiction's Rural Spread Changed an Inner City War on Drugs

Produced by Jill Rosenbaum


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