"Heroin deaths have dramatically increased in Georgia over the last five years. Today heroin users come from all
backgrounds including the affluent and well educated.”
– Vernon Keenan, Director of Georgia Bureau of Investigations
A searing, two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light -- telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic's years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in U.S. drug policy, and exploring what happens when addiction is treated like a public health issue, not a crime.
In the past six years, the number of heroin-related deaths has gone up by 3844% in Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties. The GBI confirms the fastest growing rate of heroin-related deaths is in a cluster of Atlanta's northern wealthy suburbs. Atlanta news station 11 Alive produced a four part series called "Inside the Triangle" to unveil this growing epidemic.
Source: U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Georgia