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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Heroin deaths on the rise in Maryland

WASHINGTON — Two top prosecutors are speaking out in hopes of curbing the alarming rise of heroin deaths in Maryland.

“We’ve seen a doubling of heroin deaths just in three years,” says Rod Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for Maryland.

While the state’s murder rate has fallen to record lows, Rosenstein says, deaths from heroin are at record highs.

“We had 10 people, on average, die of heroin doses every week in Maryland last year,” Rosenstein says.



Anonymous said...

Good riddance to them!

Anonymous said...

we almost lost our grandson to heroin last year. several of his friends had major issues with this drug. these children come from good families with no history of drug use. we pray more emphasis is placed on this topic. he's doing fine now because of a strong Christian based rehab.

Anonymous said...

It's easier to let them od then to be a non productive member of society.

Anonymous said...

The main problem is the over-prescribing of opiate painkillers. People get hooked on those, and that opens the door for possibly becoming a heroin addict. It's happening all over the country.

Anonymous said...

The interesting thing about heroin deaths is that you tend to see more of them when ever there is a major heroin drug bust.

A lot of these addicts get their drugs from the same people and their bodies adjust to the potency of that dealers drug. As their tolerance for the drug builds they tend to start shooting up larger doses.

When their dealer gets busted they have to go to a different source. This new dealer may have a more potent cut of the drug. The addict then shoots up the amount they are used to taking but the drug is more potent and they OD.

This is why you tend to see a lot of actor and musicians OD. When they travel and run out of their drug they have to buy something local. They have no idea how potent it is and end up taking more then they are accustomed to and die.