Heroin Epidemic in Louisiana

KADN - Louisiana ranks 10th in the country for Opioid abuse. Opioids are anything from Oxycodone and Morphine which are typically used to treat pain. More recently we’re seeing people switch out from pain pills to harder and more drugs, specifically Heroin. I’ll take you through the life of an addict and the every day men and women who fight this dangerous drug effecting your loved one.

If you walked past him in the grocery store or shared a quick, “hi, how are you?,” you’d never know just by looking at him the battle 22 year old Stephen Barnett has been fighting. Although he’s in the military, Stephen hasn’t seen combat. His warfare is within him. His battle, addiction.