Some folks believe that the heroin epidemic, the United States experienced back in the 1960s-1980s, is a thing of the past. The truth is that heroin in American cities today, is as available and abused as it has ever been in the past.
Many young people begin this often deadly habit, by first using prescription opiates like oxycontin or oxycodone. This semi-synthetic opioid painkiller, mimics the effect of drugs like heroin or opium. Although they can be found in medicine cabinets around the country, it is a highly addictive medication.
Eventually the prescriptions meds will run out, and abuser is left without the drugs and with a physical dependency to the opiate. For most of these prescription drug addicts, heroin will be the only substance available, to relieve the “sickness“. Its cheap, potent, dangerous and saturated within the inner-cities of states across the nation.
This post details the intense abuse taking place in one of these cities. Ocean County New Jersey, has a huge heroin abuse problem. Check-out this important article, to better understand the scope of this issue.
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Category: Illicit Drugs