February 5th, 2014
08:37 PM ET

Hoffman's overdose highlights New York as pipeline for heroin surging in U.S.

The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman has raised new awareness to the growing heroin problem in the United States.

The number of people using heroin is rising dramatically across the United States and quickly becoming a national crisis.

Between 2002 and 2012 heroin use has jumped more than 100 percent nationwide and overdose deaths increased 55 percent from 2000 to 2010.

CNN's Deb Feyerick has more OutFront.

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