In Madison, Wisconsin, heroin seems to be replacing crack and cocaine as the drug of choice.
The Tellurian UCAN rehabilitation center says it has seen a 500 percent increase in the number of heroin addicts that come to the center in the past three years.
“Our calls regarding heroin usage and addiction are off the charts,” said Tellurian’s Mike Florek.
Heroin usage is not just a big city problem. Mt. Horeb Police Chief Jeff Veloff has seen a major increase in heroin addiction in his community, as well.
Madison police have linked a number of recent armed robberies and other crimes to heroin addiction, which they say makes this new trend even more disturbing.