Despite Drug War, Heroin Use is Growing in the U.S.

Despite the trillion dollars spent on the drug war, the United States continues living with the epidemic of heroin use. According to the annual report of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health Institute (NSDUH), there was a significant increase in trafficking throughout the country. And additionally: the expansion from major urban centers migrated to the deep corners of America.

In North Carolina, dealers offer “special packages” to the noble residents of nearby areas of Charlotte. In the rich northeast, the Northern New England Poison Center has announced a burst of overdose cases in the states of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.

According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), one in five patients seeking hospitalization in public hospitals in Minnesota do because of an addiction to heroin or its derivatives.

“Heroin use is impressive. I have never seen anything like this before in the state. It is a relatively inexpensive drug with a high level of purity. And it is surprising the increase of cases in locations distant from Minneapolis and Saint Paul. They now appear in the more sleepy areas, like Lake Woebegone ” said Carol Falkowski, of NIDA.

– Read the entire article at Pravda.


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  1. Mrs. RatsRectum on

    Cheap Afghani Opium in U.S.-occupied Afghanistan, processed and purified into heroin is no big surprise that it’s making its way to the States. Karzai is getting bales of dollars, that’s been in the news. The CIA promised to continue payments to Karzai. His brother was a drug lord. This has too many parallels to the Iran-Contra crack situation. What is the U.S. using this covertly gotten cash to fund? The cooperation of Afghanistan, getting rid of the Taliban middlemen? Paying the strong man in charge? All of the above.

    The Malthusians are at it again, bankrolling a hard drug in poor America, poor inner city or poor rural areas, thinning the herd of people they view to be the least desirable, the least productive, with the least economic prospects for lack of skills or people willing to hire them and thus the will to survive combined with the profit motive. Thus, the unemployable or unemployed seek a means of income, succumb to the drug itself often, thus reducing the population, the demand for public services, reduces the incarceration costs, and they do it to themselves. Nonetheless, it’s an insidious way of doing it, when harm reduction is its antithesis. Harm reduction is more suitable to me, more humane. The whole Malthusian way of viewing this is just plain old sad.