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Heroin’s Youngest Addicts Are Dying in High School

Bryan Gavan climbed the steps up to the stage at Kirkwood High School to tell the story of how his son became addicted to heroin as a teen and died three years later, a needle in his arm.

Later he would speak to students, but first he talked to parents. He told them he once thought as some of them probably do, that his child at a suburban high school couldn’t be using hard drugs.