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Video: Heroin Takes Another Life in Rich Suburbia

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When crackdowns cause the painkiller supply to run low, even the richest suburbanites turn to heroin to get their fix.

In this video David Mundy, 27, recounts the tragic story of how his fun-loving best friend, Madison Walker of Fairfax County, Virginia, the second richest county in the country, became addicted to heroin. “Why isn’t marijuana or alcohol enough?” Mundy wonders. “How do you go to heroin?”

Heroin was once seen as an outcasts’ drug. Now, Mundy says he knows 20 to 30 people who are addicted to it just amongst his high school friends. He describes the way heroin became an everyday part of life for his friends and then quickly took Walker’s life: “The roots of the addiction had grabbed hold so he couldn’t stop.”