Use of the deadly and addictive drug has skyrocketed in California in recent years, with young, liberal millennials taking the brunt of the trips to the ER when they overdose.
“The state data released last week show that in the first three months of 2016, 412 adults age 20 to 29 went to emergency departments due to heroin. That’s double the number for the same time period in 2012.
“Overall, emergency department visits among heroin users of all ages increased, but the sharpest was among the state’s young adults. About 1,500 emergency department visits by California’s millennials poisoned by heroin were logged in 2015 compared with fewer than 1,000 in 2012.
“Emergency responders, those who work in recovery programs, and parents of children addicted to heroin say the figures are unsurprising given…