Members of an anti-drug nonprofit in Watertown head to Capitol Hill this week. The group wants U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer to help fight the heroin crisis and the ways its affecting Jefferson County.
Since 2011, there have been 79 deaths caused by heroin and opiate overdose in Jefferson County.
Anita Seefried-Brown’s own son died of a heroin overdose a day after he turned 33. He left a young daughter behind.
She says addiction is a disease, and it hurts more than just friends and families of the addicted.