A horrible story repeated all over this country, from the largest cities to the smallest town illegal drugs control this nation's young people. There was a time when heroin was considered the skid row drug. Not anymore heroin is becoming the drug of choice among people of all walks of life, first it may start with someone suffering a painful injury such as a broken arm, being prescribed a opiate pain killer such as Vicodin.
Yes the Vicodin helps with the pain, but a problem begins to develop, the patient also begins to like the feeling the pill gives him/her and they begin to overtake it and suddenly the realize they are out. At first they may be able to get an extra prescription or two but soon the doctors shut off the supply and the patient starts experiencing withdraw symptoms and that's not a good feeling.
The patient then finds out through friends or acquaintances that they can obtain the pills off the street for a price, but for some the price is to steep and the dealer offers them a cheaper option and that option is heroin and desperate people do desperate things, and for most people one use of heroin no matter the method they are hooked and these young kids like the 12 year old in the story, who are usually addicts themselves are the suppliers are more desperate than other users because they need to sell it and get it for themselves and that's when these guns come in play as they rob people and business's to keep the supply and demand moving
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