Heroin in my opinion is the most insidious drug commonly available in major cities across the nation. It’s popular among the younger crowd (14-24). I have been told by my children, that getting heroin is easier to buy and cheaper in price than a 6-pack of beer here in Chicago area. That’s sad.
Heroin has few outcomes. Sadly one of the outcomes of using heroin without treatment is DEATH. Yes DEATH. Death is due to overdosing; and without the drug Narcan when experiencing an overdose death is near as your respiratory and cardiac processes begin to shutdown leading to death quickly. Further, even when revived one may experience other physical damage. My son was paralyzed from the waist down due to the way he laid while he overdosed. After a year he recovered, but carries the mental damage.
Another outcome is destruction of any and all safety nets such as parents, friends, doctors. And as the safety nets disappear, you lose everything. This leads to homelessness where often one must beg for money to get their fix… while they inhabit dangerous dwellings. This can go on for years, but ultimately one accidentally or on purpose overdoses and dies. They are often revived, only to repeat the cycle until they die.
Unless heroin addicts get treatment, they are going to die. There’s no real alternative given the potency of present day heroin. And if the heroin wasn’t enough, now fentanyl laces increasingly more heroin jabs. Fentanyl is 50-80 times more potent than heroin thus making it even more deadly than heroin
If you know an addict, do whatever is possible to get them into rehab, otherwise death will come calling. Death is inevitable… mark my words.