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Teen heroin use alarms suburbs

The end of dreams
Naperville forum aims to bring parents, law enforcement and treatment officials together

By Melissa Jenco, Chicago Tribune reporter July 15, 2012

The cost of heroin and the danger of using a needle to shoot it once kept many suburban teenagers away from the drug, experts say.

But those barriers have fallen in recent years, they note, leading to a rising tide of young users risking their lives with every hit.

Teen heroin use alarms suburbs