This is an important show. Now that HEROIN ADDICTION has moved into the WHITE , middle and upper classes it’s being seen as a PROBLEM. You might want to see what’s being done about it. There are new programs to help addicts and to cut down on crime. Addiction is being seen as a HEALTH ISSUE, instead of a criminal one. There’s a lot of important info in this show. The thing a lot of people/parents don’t realize is that they can’t tell when their children are using. Kids are dying everyday from heroin. Every single day.
I had a good friend who was a drug addict. She LOVED being high, LOVED doing drugs. She got involved with heroin. She’s dead now. She lost everything, including her life. Truthfully, if she were half alive and able to drag herself to a dealer she would be doing it…looking for SPEED and heroin. She always said she never wanted to stop doing drugs because she loved them. Her death wasn’t pretty. Her friend called me and said she was in the hospital and that she had ulcers and sores all over her legs, she was sick and a mess. I told her they wouldn’t really help her because they wouldn’t want to waste the time, treatment and money on an addict. She didn’t believe me. After our friend died, she called me and said I was right. They didn’t care. No one could have helped her. No one. She lived in a different state where it was easier to get drugs.
They found my middle nephew dead in his bed from a heroin and cocaine mix. My youngest nephew died from sorting cocaine…his heart stopped.
This FRONTLINE program tells about the new programs and what they are doing to put into place. It tells how addicts are being treated by the police and the criminal justice system. The addicts are on the program and you can see the problem on the screen.
People don’t want to admit that their kids are on heroin, they don’t want to admit there is a problem. That’s part OF the problem.
This is a good show. Watch it if you have time.