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'Chasing the Dragon'

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Heroin abuse resurgent as memories of danger fade

By Becky Barnes

It’s called “Chasing the Dream.” But for nearly everyone in the running, it becomes a nightmare... also known as “Chasing the Dragon.”
In the 1970s, heroin was the  drug of choice at nearly every social level. It didn’t discriminate.
Commonwealth Attorney Doug Miller said heroin fell out of favor with the drug culture in the early 1980s because of the danger.
Now, decades later, heroin is re-emerging as the memories of the dangers have faded, according to local officials.


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