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ST. JOHNSBURY, VT - FEBRUARY 06:   Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury Vermont. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin recently devoted his entire State of the State speech to the scourge of heroin. Heroin and other opiates have begun to devastate many communities in the Northeast and Midwest leading to a surge in fatal overdoses in a number of states. As prescription painkillers, such as the synthetic opiate OxyContin, become increasingly expensive and regulated, more and more Americans are turning to heroin to fight pain or to get high. Heroin, which has experienced a surge in production in places such as Afghanistan and parts of Central America, has a relatively inexpensive street price and provides a more powerful affect on the user. New York City police are currently investigating the death of the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who was found dead last Sunday with a needle in his arm.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
ST. JOHNSBURY, VT - FEBRUARY 06:   Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury Vermont. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin recently devoted his entire State of the State speech to the scourge of heroin. Heroin and other opiates have begun to devastate many communities in the Northeast and Midwest leading to a surge in fatal overdoses in a number of states. As prescription painkillers, such as the synthetic opiate OxyContin, become increasingly expensive and regulated, more and more Americans are turning to heroin to fight pain or to get high. Heroin, which has experienced a surge in production in places such as Afghanistan and parts of Central America, has a relatively inexpensive street price and provides a more powerful affect on the user. New York City police are currently investigating the death of the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who was found dead last Sunday with a needle in his arm.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Cada siete horas muere una persona por sobredosis en Nueva York

Según reportes del Departamento de Salud de la Ciudad de Nueva York, cada siete horas una persona muere por sobredosis de droga. La situación se expande por Estados Unidos entre hispanos y negros también. Pablo Rossi, psicólogo y especialista en adicciones, explica el porqué del fenómeno de los opioides y cómo se podrían prevenir estas muertes.

Cada siete horas muere una persona por sobredosis en Nueva York

Según reportes del Departamento de Salud de la Ciudad de Nueva York, cada siete horas una persona muere por sobredosis de droga. La situación se expande por Estados Unidos entre hispanos y negros también. Pablo Rossi, psicólogo y especialista en adicciones, explica el porqué del fenómeno de los opioides y cómo se podrían prevenir estas muertes.