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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

State, federal officials work to combat heroin epidemic

BALTIMORE —This week is Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week.

President Obama declared that this week would be dedicated to educating people and helping them find treatment and recovery services from addiction.

Drug experts point out that heroin is cheap, accessible and addictive.

Heroin and opioid-related abuse has become a deadly issue, not just for Maryland, but the entire country.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

You play u pay.

Anonymous said...

Why not just stop packing it in shipping containers in Afghanistan that are headed to the US? Oh, wait. There's no money in that!

Anonymous said...

When the druglords are rich enough to pay off police there is no chance in hell of stopping all this heroin.

Anonymous said...

THIS is the #1 biggest threat to America. Period.
Bigger than ISIS; bigger than home-grown terrorists.
Some of the nicest, straightest, God-fearing people I know have gotten hooked on the Oxy situation in this country.
Once the legal 'script dries up, Heroin is the next, cheapest, easiest-to-get answer.
This has long since been just an Inner City problem. It's hit the suburbs; it's hit the high schools.
America better wake up to this.

Anonymous said...

Truth is you cant stop it. Only hope is you never start it.

Anonymous said...

i have never seen what it looks like.. interesting....

Anonymous said...

You play u pay.

Anonymous said...

I would usually be the first to say "you play you pay" - and agree with you.
But this is quite different.
Oxy is a monster. It takes the pain away immediately, but hooks you like no other drug - even more so than crack.
It's a physical dependency as well as a mental dependency.
I do have empathy for (most of) these people. I do NOT have any sympathy at all for anyone that voluntarily puts a spike in their arm to get high. They know what they're getting into.
This oxy situation is different. You are not looking to get high, you're looking to ease pain, and suddenly you find that you are addicted.
Does it sound like I know what I'm talking about? I do. I've been there.
After my 2nd prescription bottle prescribed for a serious broken shoulder was emptied, I found myself begging - begging - my doctor for another prescription.
Thank God he prescribed a rehab facility to me.
Four weeks later I was fine. A very scary time in my life.

Anonymous said...

945
Thank you for sharing.
I wish more people understood the situation.
The military took control of the poppies in Afghanistan and now it is everywhere in every small town.
Terrible.