Comments on: Heroin’s fictional comeback http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/20/heroins-fictional-comeback/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/20/heroins-fictional-comeback/#comment-16758 Thu, 22 May 2014 17:55:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2787#comment-16758 When Reagan and Bush the elder warned us of crack cocaine, it wasn’t really a warning, it was an advertisement. This new heroin epidemic is exactly the same. They tell us that there is a bunch of heroin on the street, it’s pure and cheap. It comes from afghanistan where our soldiers protect the crops from the taliban. It’s supposed to raise the awareness of americans to the easy access to heroin, not discourage them from use. It’s largely assumed that liberals will gravitate to it’s use, which will weaken them and make them easier to control. Of course there is methamphetimine which is very addictive to the standard right wingers, which serves to balance this out a bit. I think we need to make meth more available and cheap and pure for the constituency of the right wing.

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By: diegoorlandi http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/20/heroins-fictional-comeback/#comment-16756 Thu, 22 May 2014 12:26:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2787#comment-16756 Across Europe/WestAsia its been BIG the last 5-10 years. Didnt make the news but plenty dying.

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By: NoVaCRE http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/20/heroins-fictional-comeback/#comment-16753 Thu, 22 May 2014 00:51:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2787#comment-16753 While a rise in drug seizures alone may not necessarily indicate an increase in drug supply, the lack of a correlation between supply and seizures hardly supports the conclusion that reports of a flood of heroin in NYC “are greatly exaggerated”. Instead, what we have are several facts, of which the increased amount of seized heroin is one, which together offer more support for arguing that the supply (and perhaps use) of heroin in NYC is probably increasing, while the argument that such claims are exaggerated does not appear to have any support whatsoever.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/20/heroins-fictional-comeback/#comment-16747 Wed, 21 May 2014 17:12:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2787#comment-16747 “Use has gone up because people who got addicted to pain killers can’t afford the pills any more and heroine is cheaper.”

But even that is an old story. NYT and the New Yorker were doing stories about Plano, TX and the “New heroin boom” of the oxycontin middle class… 15 years ago. It almost seems like the media keeps WANTING a new heroin boom. Truth is, it’s been a thing since the 1800’s in America. It peaks and slows periodically, but it’s always here.

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By: Robert_Stone http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/20/heroins-fictional-comeback/#comment-16746 Wed, 21 May 2014 14:41:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2787#comment-16746 This author is ignorant and misinformed. The prescription drug epidemic, namely opiate-derived painkillers like vicodin, percocet, oxycontin, etc. are what is contributing significantly to the rise in heroin addiction. People start out with a prescription from their doctor, end up abusing it and getting addicted, then they start buying the pills off the street, and then when that becomes to expensive they switch over heroin to feed their opiate habit. This transition happens time and time again, I live in wealthy community on Long Island and I have witnessed it first-hand. If you need more facts to substantiate this, look here: In 2012 and 2013 there were more than 220 overdose deaths due to heroin, the most ever recorded. The alarm being raised is well-deserved.

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/20/heroins-fictional-comeback/#comment-16745 Wed, 21 May 2014 14:33:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2787#comment-16745 Hmmm, ten years in Afghanistan…. Afghanistan is the largest produce of poppies… billions in cash distributed.. soldiers returning….connections established…

I think our failed war in Afghanistan may have had some influence in the heroin trade in the US

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By: 2Borknot2B http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/05/20/heroins-fictional-comeback/#comment-16742 Wed, 21 May 2014 03:58:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2787#comment-16742 Use has gone up because people who got addicted to pain killers can’t afford the pills any more and heroine is cheaper. People are born with neuro-receptors that are specific for the poppy plant. Did you know that? Do you know who the biggest poppy dealer on earth is? We need to legalize poppy flowers, and the coca plant as well as marijuana. These are called “control” substances, and yes if you really look into the poppy wars, you will see what I mean. Now they want to control the “water” as well. L.

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