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In this April 11 photo, Heidi Riggs talks about the 2012 heroin overdose death of her daughter, Marin Riggs, 20, who died only 18 months after first becoming addicted, in Upper Arlington. Riggs says her daughter couldn't shake the grip of heroin despite stints in rehab and attendance at AA meetings. Ohio says 680 people died of heroin-related overdoses in 2012, a record. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)
This undated photo provided by Heidi Riggs shows her daughter, Marin Riggs. Marin Riggs died of a heroin overdose on Jan. 28, 2012, two weeks after her 20th birthday. She was among a record number of Ohioans who died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012. (Associated Press)
It was early last year when I first spotted an increase in the number of young men’s and women’s photos appearing in death notices. On occasion, the obituaries mentioned that a son or daughter had lost a battle with addiction.