Thursday, November 05, 2009

CBS: Teen Heroin Use --and Deaths --on the Rise

Heroin Is Cheaper than Ever and Pure Enough to Snort, Spurring Tragedies Like the Death of Honor Student Natalie Ciappa

Experts see rise in heroin use

The Hatboro chief said a major problem too nowadays is that the heroin available is purer and thus more potent, which increases the potential for overdose.

"It's a perfect storm when you combine the increased access to prescription pills and the influx of pure heroin," said Fialko, who noted the amount of heroin being exported from Afghanistan is skyrocketing and finding its way in ever purer form to American streets.
There are a lot of stories on rising heroin use in this country. Few make the Afghanistan connection.


Blogger X. Dell said...

Those ignorant of history....

8:42 PM  

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