Jefferson County heroin overdoses http://apr.org en Heroin-Related Deaths Rising in Jefferson County http://apr.org/post/heroin-related-deaths-rising-jefferson-county <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 12px;">(Information in the following story is from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews)</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 12px;">The Jefferson County Coroner says 57 people died because of heroin overdoses in 2012 and the figure is nearly double the number of people who died after overdosing on the drug in 2011.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 12px;">AL.com reports heroin was also listed as a contributing factor in five other deaths in 2012.</span></p> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:48:07 +0000 The Associated Press 23832 at http://apr.org Heroin-Related Deaths Rising in Jefferson County