Thursday, November 17, 2016

Addiction - The Heroin Epidemic

"...the Mexican drug cartels dominating heroin sales in the United States are mixing another narcotic, fentanyl, into heroin. At the street level, dealers can order fentanyl online from China and mix it themselves. Some don't bother mixing. They add any powdery, non-narcotic substance and pass it off as heroin."

Read the article... by Pat Beall of the Palm Beach Post.

Build the wall and enact laws making the purchase of fentanyl illegal. 50 to 100 times more potent, fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine.


Anonymous said...

We need to stop seeing this as a disability. What happens when an honest citizen needs a paramedic and they're all out on OD calls some on the same addict for the third time that day?

Anonymous said...

It's hard to feel any pity for these addicts. There is too much emphasis on saving these junkies, and not enough emphasis on preventing younger kids from succumbing to this scourge. We have two wonderful institutions (that I know of, there may be more) Sacred Heart, and the Lake Worth Library that are doing wonderful things for kids. Put your efforts behind supporting the good kids, and let the chips fall where they may.

Lynn Anderson said...

Unfortunately, they are in our neighborhoods.

Anonymous said...

Well apparently they won't be in our neighborhoods very long.Next stop the morgue.