Heroin addiction surging in Johnson County suburbs

Doctors in the metro say heroin addiction is surging to dangerous levels in the suburbs.

Emergency rooms are seeing more overdoses and they say it’s only getting worse. But the face of heroin is changing. Experts say the biggest spike in addicts is coming from teens and young adults living in Johnson County, KS.

Lena Price’s daughter chased the high she got from heroin for a year, at 19 years old.

“It was very emotional. It was a very emotional time,” said Price, of Leawood, KS.

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