Officials in Darien and the Depot partnered to talk to parents about the rising heroin and narcotic epidemic in town. Depot program director Janice Marzano, who always seems to have her finger on the community youth’s pulse, said the problem begins in middle school.
Students are prescribed Adderall, which is used to treat attention deficit disorders. They share these pills along with the prescriptions they are provided to ‘come down’ from the affects of Adderall, such as Xanax. As pharmacies get tougher on prescription drug distribution, those addicted to the highs need to seek them elsewhere.