CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 21, 2015
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(Studio: Sanjay Gupta) The epidemic of drug abuse in New England that started with OxyContin & switched to heroin examined; details given about addiction & the counter-drug narcan. [Recovering heroin user Casey CURRIVAN@- comments on heroin deaths in his state; explains how he got started with drugs: to get relief; explains how easy it is to find heroin.] How it needs to be an issue in the presidential election campaign outlined. What labelling addiction as a "brain disease" means, how narcan works as an antidote & Casey's new life discussed.
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