On February 2, Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead from a drug overdose in Manhattan, with a needle still sticking out of his arm.
And elsewhere across the country, thousands of other less-famous people were busy getting their fix.
Heroin use in America has surged 100 percent since 2007, with Hoffman’s death a stark reminder that we can no longer shy away from the human collateral of this epidemic.
As a result, RadarOnline.com is pulling back the curtain on heroin use in America with a shocking video that exposes what drug use really looks like when it isn’t being glamorized on the big screen and in Tinseltown.
Mediaplanet: What is the biggest challenge facing the addiction recovery community today?
DeAnna M. Jordan: The biggest problem facing the addiction recovery community today is the misconceptions about addiction. Though the American Medical Association has labeled drug addiction and alcoholism as diseases, many people refuse to believe the disease model. A lack of education only furthers misconceptions about what it really takes to recover from this deadly disease.
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