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Associated Press, Published June 11 2013

Documentary addresses rise in Minnesota heroin abuse

ST. PAUL — Twin Cities Public Television will air programs this month examining the dramatic rise in heroin and prescription opiate abuse in Minnesota.

"Heroin at Home" is a two-part documentary produced by tpt and the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

The documentary premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday on tpt 2, Channel 2.1. The first half-hour looks at the history and science of opiate addiction and heroin's resurgence. The second half-hour covers treatment for heroin use and features first-hand accounts from those in recovery.

Next week, tpt political reporter Mary Lahammer will host a town hall forum on the subject. "Heroin at Home: A Community Discussion" will broadcast live at 8 p.m. June 18 from the tpt studios on tpt MN, Channel 2.2.

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Twin Cities Public Television: http://www.tpt.org

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