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The harrowing human toll of “Hometown Heroin” (video)
« on: September 28, 2019, 05:22:47 AM »
EDIT: This video shows the other (and not a trauma response) and most common route to illicit opiates that was caused by the ill-advised (and for pharmaceutical profit by the makes of Oxy) and careless long-term over prescription of Oxycodone.

So many addicts now and so many dying due to Fentanyl; it's tragic and sad but i wanted to post this to complete the picture as to why we become addicts and just how hard our struggles are.

We are not bad people but who were just once naive people who didn't understand how pleasurable and seductive such drugs can be and as how overtly and rapid our tolerance and withdrawal mechanisms operated until it was too late (with inadequate and hard to access, immediate treatments options available).

Who doesn't want to feel really good ? Well, you soon learn that there is no free high; pursue this long enough and the drugs take more than give until you get sick and tired of being sick and tired until you ultimately grow out of it.

Let's hope that USA and Australia (and even globally) medicalise hard drug use to divert the most vulnerable people in society away from further social deterioration by freeing up money for food and better shelter but mainly to stop overdoses and to avoid dangerous, tainted drugs.


The small town of Huntington, West Virginia has the distinction of being the overdose capital of America. It also happens to be the hometown of CCTV correspondent Sean Callebs. So he spent the last eight months examining Huntington's heroin epidemic and why it has such a hold on its people.

Tens of thousands of people around the world die each year of opioid addiction. More Americans have died from drug overdoses than from car accidents according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And these days the drug of choice is heroin. It touches every age and socio-economic class.

Perhaps you've seen the recent photos of adults OD'd in automobiles with their helpless children in the back. Heroin use in the U.S. has doubled in the past decade especially among young adults between the ages of 18 to 25.

And like in other communities across the country, the victims of heroin use in Huntington, West Virginia are not limited to just adults. In many cases the addicts are babies as well.

Watch Sean Callebs’ report on “Hometown Heroin” here.

« Last Edit: September 28, 2019, 05:40:27 AM by Chip »
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