Cody Coyer, an alcohol and drug counselor at Lakes Region Chemical Dependency in Bemidji, said he's seen opioid addiction since he was a teenager in Bagley.
"Somewhere around eight years ago, we started seeing a bit of a switch and a lot of people switched to heroin. Part of that was... it's cheaper to manufacture," Coyer said.
"People don't know they're going to get addicted when they start, though. It's really driven by three areas, biology, psychology and a person's social environment."
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