I just got off the phone with my girlfriend. Her best friend is in the hospital, recovering from a heroin overdose. We had no fucking idea she was doing that shit. Shes lucky to be alive. There have been 40 Opiate related overdose deaths in Western Massachusetts alone since December.
Opiate abuse and addiction has shot up (NPI) across Massachusetts within the last few years. In my town alone, the line outside the methadone clinic is a block long every morning, The needle exchange runs out in a day and shuts down for the rest of the week. Local Rehabs and detox centers are overflowing.
Local Dealers are getting Scarface rich simply because the demand is so high around here. Interstate 91 has been nicknamed the 'Heroin Highway' because dealers buy dope in the cities down south, cut it up and then go north to Vermont, New Hampshire or Maine and sell it for up to three times the price there. Whats more is that Junkies are dropping like flies because alot of these dealers cut their dope with Fentanyl so that they can say to their clients that they have the most fire shit around.
Part of me just wants to say fuck 'em. Natural selection. I hate Junkies with a passion. They have no soul, because Heroin took it from them....Making them into a lying, stealing shithead who would sell their grandmother for a bag. But the most disturbing part of the whole shitshow is that most of the addicts aren't homeless scumbags, they're fucking kids. College Students, People from loving caring families, folks I went to high school with, kids that are barely into their teens. I know at least a dozen people who have some sort of opiate habit.
I feel like there has to be other places where this is happening, not just in my neck of the woods.
What the fuck?