2-28-13 During this hour-long program, The Highway to Heroin, hear how communities are dealing with two serious drug problems at the same time.
The push to close pill mills and reduce the painkiller supply is creating a new problem. Opiate addicts need their fix, so when they can’t easily get their pills to pop, they’re often turning to heroin.
In communities that are cracking down on pill mills and doctor shopping, heroin-related deaths are increasing. Experts warn that if heroin use isn’t increasing in your area yet, it’s just a matter of time.
During this hour-long program, The Highway to Heroin, hear how communities are dealing with two serious drug problems at the same time. Learn how to prepare for an influx of heroin. See how partners in the Cleveland, Ohio area are working together to stop opiate abuse.
Lisa Roberts, R.N., Portsmouth City Health Department, Portsmouth, Ohio
Marc J. Fishman, M.D., Addiction Psychiatrist, Faculty, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Harold Rochon, Lieutenant, Detroit Police Department
Harold M. Rochon is currently the Commanding Officer in Charge of the Detroit Police Narcotics Division. Rochon began his law enforcement career in 1985 and began investigating gang and drug organizations shortly after.
Over the years, he has been an instructor for several local, state and federal organizations and has written several gang prevention manuals and books.
Rochon earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Anderson College in Michigan. He is certified by the US Department of Justice for instruction.