Tonight's Episode "Gateway to Heroin" with Vanguard Correspondent Mariana van Zeller
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Vanguard is a no-limits documentary series whose award-winning correspondents put themselves in extraordinary situations to immerse viewers in global issues that have a large social significance. Unlike sound-bite driven reporting, the show’s correspondents, Adam Yamaguchi, Christof Putzel and Mariana van Zeller, serve as trusted guides who take viewers on in-depth real life adventures in pursuit of some of the world’s most important stories.
In tonight's episode, Vanguard correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to Boston, home to the nation's highest rate of opiate (heroin, oxycodone) addiction and overdose, and investigates the story behind the dramatic spike in drug abuse over the course of the last decade. Along the way she uncovers a disturbing new trend: an alarming escalation among addicts from prescription drugs to heroin, a cheaper and more potent alternative to OxyContin that's all too readily available on the streets of New England.