Opiate Addiction In Kansas City: Heroin Use On The Rise

Feb 5, 2014

The tragic death of actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman has shed light on heroin and opiate use in America. Right here in Kansas City, opiate-based drugs are more popular than ever and the results have been devastating. Central Standard takes a look at why Kansas and Missouri residents are using these lethal substances and what impact heroin addiction has had on one local family.


  •  Molly O’Neill, President and CEO of First Call Kansas City
  • Anna Kershenbaum, a recovering heroin addict who group up in Kansas City
  • Lena Price, Mother of Anna