12/31/12 - 10:44am
Central Peninsula law enforcement officials and addiction counselors agree — area abuse of heroin has spread over the last several years and was the area’s largest problem in 2012.
Central Peninsula Hospital’s Serenity House saw a “very rapid” shift in patients admitted during the year, said Kristie Sellers, director of behavioral health. Serenity House, which tracks specific drugs patients have abused, saw a significant increase in heroin addiction, she said.
“It wasn’t a gradual shift at all; it was more like a flood,” Sellers said.