America's new generation of addicts
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America's new heroin addicts

More Americans now die from drugs than from guns or in car accidents, and increasingly, reports Ian Pannell, the victims are young, white and middle class.

America is in the grip of a heroin and prescription-drug epidemic. More Americans - almost 50,000 per year - now die from drugs than from guns or in car accidents.

Correspondent Ian Pannell. Filmed by Darren Conway, edited by James Reevell.

You can watch the Our World documentary: American Addiction this weekend on BBC World and the BBC News Channel.

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