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Heroin addiction treatment on the rise, new report says

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Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury Vermont.
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A new report on drug abuse in the Twin Cities shows a record-high 14 percent of admissions to area addiction treatment centers were for heroin.

The report, from Drug Abuse Dialogues, shows 40.2 percent of those admissions were patients ages 18 to 25.

"The magnitude and serious nature of the heroin problem in the Twin Cities is glaringly apparent in 2013," said report author Carol Falkowski, in the release. "The recent upward trends concerning methamphetamine, and deaths due to synthetic drugs reflect the ever-changing nature of the drug abuse situation."

Falkowski joins The Daily Circuit to discuss the report.