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Many heroin users try to stop, but find they cannot free themselves from the hold the drug has on them.

Ann-Elise Henzl

There has been a dramatic rise in heroin use and fatal overdoses in Wisconsin. Last year, nearly 200 residents died using the illegal drug. It’s shown up in more than two-thirds of the state’s counties.

Wisconsin Department of Justice

Heroin has been devastating lives. In 2012, the illegal drug killed 199 people in Wisconsin, and crushed family and friends.

The awareness campaign Att. Gen. J.B. Van Hollen kicked-off Wednesday will include media ads and videos on You Tube.

Twenty-year-old Tyler James Schmidt is accused of providing the drugs that caused the death of his uncle last December.

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