Prescription painkillers can lead to addiction
Heroin is becoming a primary drug of choice in the Hudson area based on the clients they are seeing at Programs for Change, the drug treatment program for Hudson Hospital and Clinic.
Pete VanDusartz is the program's director and counseling and social services manager. He says there are three tracks that lead people to addiction to heroin.
The first are those people who come across it while experimenting with drugs in general. They try it, like it and become addicted.