Battling addiction can be the most difficult challenge you ever have to deal with. Many young people begin experimenting with pain pills that can sometimes be found in the parents’ medicine cabinet. The tablets are often ground up then snorted or cooked, for smoking or injection. However, in recent years drug manufacturers have begun reformulating their tablets to make them more difficult to use in this manner.
When prescription drugs become less accessible, you must turn to buying drugs off the street. This involves trading off a drug where you know exactly what you’re getting for one where there is no way of knowing this. It can be extremely dangerous for you, once addiction has taken over and you’re no longer in control of the decision-making process, to be using something when you don’t know what’s in it.
Why Have Street Drugs Become More Dangerous In Recent Years?
East Coast Suburbs are dealing with a heroin epidemic right now. Small towns and communities are experiencing a rapid spread of heroin use, leading to great concern among parents and loved ones. In 2013, heroin use tripled and continues to rise. There are several reasons for this increase.
- Heroin is cheaper than prescription drugs like oxycontin or Percocet
- Street drugs are easier to get than prescription drugs
- The heroin that’s available now is purer than it used to be
- Increasingly, heroin is being cut with fentanyl to create a more intense high
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is cheap and easy to produce, so it helps increase the dealer’s profits and its use is increasing. However, it’s fast-acting and up to 100 times more potent than morphine, offering a rapid onset of euphoria following a dose. The combination of faster and stronger puts the user at a much higher risk of respiratory arrest due to overdose. This explains why heroin cut with fentanyl is so much more dangerous.
If you or a loved one are ready to get help, it’s important to find a program that offers safe heroin detox followed by a customized treatment plan to help you get on the road to recovery. We’re available 24 hours a day to help guide you through your journey. Call us now at 855-782-1009