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WARNING GRAPHIC: Body Cam Footage of What Happens When an EMT Finds You Overdosing on Heroine

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"I don't know what he took, he might be dead"

News about the heroin epidemic and the opioid craze may look like just stories on your screen or your newspaper, but in reality, it’s playing out all around you. It may be closer to you than you even realize. Opioids including heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and fentanyl killed 33,000 people in America in 2015. In 2016, there were 52,404 overdose deaths. Opioids are set to take even more lives in 2017. Ambulances across the U.S. are responding to multiple overdoses every single day. Heroin users aren’t just burnouts or lifelong addicts; a heroin user could be your successful, middle-aged neighbor, your best friend since kindergarten, or even your child.

Shocking new footage has been released by an EMT who wanted to show the reality of what he deals with every day, and just how quickly you can lose your life in search of a cheap high.

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The opiate epidemic is taking far too many lives these days