Assessing the Heroin Epidemic

Lawmakers and the media are reacting strongly to the recent heroin "epidemic" -- but do the numbers bear out that claim? And, more importantly, is the reaction to the rise in heroin a viable solution? Journalist Michael Tracey recently wrote about it for Al-Jazeera. Plus: Howard Josepher, President & CEO of Exponents, discusses the history of heroin epidemics and the various alternative treatments to the addiction at the personal and policy levels.