A Suburban Heroin Addict’s Story

heroin use in DuPage County

Heroin Busts

Heroin use in DuPage and other nearby counties has increased at an explosive pace in the past five years.  The (Tribune) chart to the left indicates an alarming growth trend; heroin is increasingly more available in the Chicago area.  Because it is cheap and readily available, teen heroin use is also on the rise.

Here is the story a teenager who battled heroin addiction:

A quick glance at Devin Reed’s piercing green eyes and bright smile could never reveal that the 25-year-old from Hoffman Estates was a heroin addict. Now sober, Reed is sharing his story with parents this week during seminars at Hersey and Fremd high schools. “In my mind I was going to go on (using heroin) until I passed away, and I became really OK with it, really quick,” he said.

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