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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.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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