Heroin Death On The Rise
Throughout the country, states are waging a war against prescription drug abuse. Unfortunately the there are signs that heroin use is now being used as an alternative to opiate pills, which are becoming harder and more expensive to find. In 2011, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported that heroin as one of the year’s most harmful drugs and heroin deaths statewide increased almost 20% in the last year.
Drug treatment facilities have seen a steady increase in patients who have switched from oxycodone or other prescription drugs to heroin. More treatment facilities are needed, and in particular more detox center need to be opened to handle the increasing number of addicts looking for help to quit.
The Florida Legislature enacted strict restrictions on prescription drug distribution this summer, by limiting the number of people who could dispense narcotics. The measure also increased penalties for pill-mill operators. This crackdown has worked, but caused a rapid increase in the price of oxycodone. Because, some heroin is as cheap as $10 a hit, the number of those turning to it has reached an all time high.
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