Apr 18, 2016 4:02 PM

SNL's 'Heroin A.M.' skit irks some as NH, other states battle opioid epidemic


A Saturday Night Live skit about heroin use was received as pretty funny, or pretty awful, depending on where you live.

The skit, which was a faux commercial for "Heroin A.M." showed ordinary soccer moms and dads overdosing on heroin, and promoting the drug as though it were a typical over-the-counter medicine like DayQuil.

While "Heroin A.M." a drug mixed with caffeine and cocaine to cut out the drowsy side effects, is fictional, one factoid in the commercial was not. There was a graph showing an increase in heroin use in America.

It wasn't long before people from regions particularly afflicted by the epidemic voiced their disapproval, such as the man from North Kentucky in this Washington Post piece.

The heroin crisis in New Hampshire has been widely covered for some time, and was a major talking point during the New Hampshire primary season.

There is no shortage of news stories such one today, where a man passed out in his car with a syringe full of heroin on his lap, or the man who was just sentenced to 10 years in prison for having 200 grams of heroin.

You can watch the skit here, and tell us what you think.


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