We frequently explain that pill abusers turn to heroin because either their pill supply runs dry, or that they can no longer afford to buy their opiates in pill form.
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No community may be seeing a bigger explosion in heroin use than the Maryland beach community of Ocean City.
Citing a 550% increase in heroin cases from the past, investigators there recently conducted an investigation spanning several weeks.
Officers arrested numerous drug users who were buying and selling heroin.
According to the Baltimore Sun, the community there is seeing an explosion in heroin use as measure are being put into place to prohibit prescription fraud.
Operation Smackdown saw undercover officers purchase numerous drugs, but heroin was the chief substance bought and sold.
Nobody just starts trying heroin one day. This is an addiction level built up by opiate use that manifests into heroin use.
It’s important communities continue to explain to people of all ages how critical prescription drug abuse is.
Addicts range in age from early teens to the baby boomers.
The best thing parents can do is either lock up or dispose of old medications to make sure that their children can’t experiment with any pills in the home.
The other thing parents can do is home drug test their children regularly.
Random home drug testing can help detect use that the nose cannot detect. Too many parents keep their nose trained for alcohol or marijuana, but you can’t sniff out a pill.