Deaths From Heroin Overdoses Are Increasing In Wisconsin


WPR News is halfway through its six-part series on heroin use in Wisconsin. Be sure to check out part one, part two, and part three.

Heroin use is on the rise in Wisconsin, as are deaths from overdoses. Check out the chart below of deaths caused by heroin in Wisconsin by year (1999-2011), which shows the clear upward trend.

The data comes from the state Department of Health Services.

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