Local Counselor: Rx Drug Abuse on Rise in Bucks and Montco.
Prescription drug abuse is leading to an upswing in heroin use in Montgomery and Bucks Counties. Drug counselor Gordon Hornig works with Penn Foundation in Sellersville and says prescriptions have become the gateway.
“Opiate pill abuse, we’ve seen it’s double, two fold in the last couple of years. Time Magazine just featured an article the other day about it.”
Hornig adds, people become addicted and then turn to heroin because it’s a cheaper high. Horning was a guest on Tuesday Comment Please By Univest Program on WNPV.