Heroin use across the country and right here on Long Island has become an epidemic in the last few years. About one person dies every day as a result of heroin use on the Island, according to the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD).
For many, the heroin epidemic has hit very close to home and we want to bring the conversations about addiction out of the shadows. This May, Long Island Pulse will take a deeper look at the heroin crisis, tracing the history of the epidemic, updating our previous stories on those affected and investigating the rise of heroin use among women.
We want to hear from you. Share your personal story about how heroin has affected you, your family or your friends, below and help us continue the conversation.