Talking Smack: The North Shore Heroin Epidemic

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Talking Smack: The North Shore Heroin Epidemic

By Coco Keevan | April 2014

This award-winning piece touched on a dirty secret: heroin is back, and it doesn’t discriminate based on how much money you have, where you live or what you do. It’s an equal opportunity offender, and that was an eye-opener for our affluent readership. Some real talk about “what parents need to know” was a welcome bit of truth-telling that could prove life saving for any family. Writer Coco Keevan did the legwork that brought this important story into the light of day, interviewing everyone from the Wilmette police chief to a North Shore addict and her mother. The resulting piece was chilling, real, and resonated deeply.

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