Tracking the heroin epidemic in Woodstock

A former addict looks at heroin addiction and is shocked by its pervasiveness in Woodstock. "I could never have imagined in 1968, when I was using, just how out of hand the problem has become today," he writes. It's hitting the younger generation especially hard. You can see it driving through Woodstock on a nice summer day, says one addict in the story: where you used to see young people hanging out and having fun, now it's only tourists. Many of those young people are, instead, indoors, in designated shooting galleries . . .

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