Heroin use is at an all time high in the United States. The number of heroin overdose deaths rose 45% from 2006-2010, according to CNN. “We have an explosion of heroin use in this country,” said James Capra, DEA Director of Operations. In a 2002 survey 166,000 Americans admitted they had used the drug in the last month. That number has jumped to 333,000 in 2014.
Robert Parkinson, the director of the Beachcomber Rehabilitation Center in Delray Beach, Florida told CNN things are going to get a lot worse. ”I’ve been here over six years, and literally this is the first year that I can remember seeing this many people coming in here with an addiction to heroin,” Parkinson said.”It’s not at an epidemic level yet,[but] it’s going to be there. It’s that bad.”
A lot of people are surprised by this, and I understand why. I used to never be able to comprehend why people get hooked on heroin. I really thought H was the one drug that everyone understood is not cool. Literally every other drug in the world is awesome except H and Meth.
I mean don’t get me wrong, I understand how people try shit. When I was little all they did was say don’t mook…fast-forward 26 years later I’m a part owner of a company called Super Mookin Fiends. So like I fucking get it, nobody’s perfect. But I dunno, I just feel like there are so many better drug choices than H.
In my opinion, the two biggest influencers are music and film. But you never hear or see H depicted in a positive way at all. That’s why it was so confusing to me. Everything else we glorify:
But every time the media depicts Heroin, the motherfuckers always look like…
I dunno, I just felt like that was the one drug they actually reached us with in those bullshit high school health classes. We’re the Super Mookin’ Fiends. Not the Super Needle Fiends. Can you imagine if Bas made Heroin II instead of Mook II? What kind of shit would that be.
So I never understood it. But like most things, you don’t understand it until it’s in your life.
I had some close people that really got sucked into H. Some of them almost lost those battles too. It’s never the people you really expect. I did a lot of soul searching to figure out just what the fuck went wrong in their lives. What I really understand now, is that the real problem is the pills. Not like molly and E. But the real deal, U.S. pharmaceutical drugs.
You have to understand, compared to pills, Heroin is fucking cheap. They said the shit that killed Philip Seymour Hoffman was like $10 a bag. Prescription drugs will get you for way more than that. And when you are hooked on pharmaceuticals and broke, the only cheap substitute becomes H. That’s just the natural, economic progression.
Some pills are basically the U.S. form of Heroin. In fact, there are some hospitals in the world that actually use heroin to cycle Oxy abusers off of Oxy. Really think about that. Heroin actually gets used to save Oxycontin users. That is fucking insane.
I’m not trying to take the blame away from the abusers. At the end of the day, you have a choice. The fault still lies there. But the distribution methods of pharmaceuticals is seriously fucked up. I have a friend that is a nurse and I can’t believe her stories of how easy it is to get shit. This is why I always go on rants and get so upset at the hypocrisies of the U.S. Gov when it comes to their drug policies. At the end of the day, they are the biggest pushers out there. And they move WEIGHT. Expensive weight, that has a far better returning customer rate than most other drugs.
So I know some #FIENDS be having fun with them pills, but you gotta be safe man. Don’t let it suck you in too hard. Because the REAL problem in this country is U.S. pharmaceutical drugs. Statistics like this, is really just the butterfly effect of the damage.
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