About the story

Heroin has been impacting the Long Island community for years. Substance abuse treatment centers have been having an increasing difficult time getting help to addicts who need it most. The in-depth topic of heroin addiction has many elements. But this story focuses on those who have attempted to seek treatment for their heroin addiction and the troubles they have faced.

About the writer

In brief…I’m Siobhán Cassidy. I’m currently working towards a master’s degree at Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare to be a licensed clinical social worker. But I’m also a writer and a journalist. I earned a bachelor of arts degree from Stony Brook University School of Journalism.