Harmony King, a recovering heroin addict, reads a letter she wrote to her daughter Melody, explaining her past and her hopes for her daughter's future.
NORTH ANDOVER — Her heroin use escalated over the course of a decade, casting a growing shadow on her life and career, an employment landscape darkened by stretches with no job or shifting places of employment.
“One thing I always do when we arrest someone is look at their license ... You’ll see this beautiful girl who was healthy. Then I look down at this person and they are ravaged ... skinny, their eyes are withdrawn, undernourished. I will say to them, ‘Look, this is what you were.’ ” — Lawrenc…
While Afghanistan is by far the world’s largest heroin supplier, the United States and most of the Americas get heroin manufactured in Colombia or Mexico, according to the DEA and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
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