BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Experts say there are more than 150,000 new heroin users a year.
It's an alarming problem in Western New York and all throughout the country.
However, lately, drug addiction has become more prevalent in suburban areas: among kids growing up in nice homes, going to private schools, and attending prestigious colleges.
John Donavan, from Amherst, has been a drug addict for over 10 years and is now in a recovery program.
He says his life spiraled out of control when he first began experimenting with perscription drugs at that age of 14 which then transitioned into a heroin addiction.
It's a patten experts say they are seeing more and more frequently among addicts.
On the street, a bag of heroin costs $4, compared to one oxycontin pill that costs $80.
If you have an addiction program there is help out there.
Here are some resources:
Horizon Health Services
Lake Shore Behavioral Health
625 Delaware Ave
Drug Rehab Buffalo NY
266 Elmwood Ave