Common sense tells us that thousands of people should not be dying from Heroin overdoses every year in our state, and across the nation. Yet, it’s happening. Why? Three reasons:
- Doctors commonly prescribe opiates for pain relief, in all situations, from tennis elbow and knee surgery, to removal of wisdom teeth and bone cancer. About 25% of these patients become dependent. About 25% of these eventually resort to heroin. About 50% of these people overdose and die.
- There is way too much stress in our world, due to onerous taxation, bank fees, food, housing and health insurance costs and law enforcement. This leads to bad eating, sickness and injury, and drug dependence.
- Health insurance allows people to take drugs for too little. Once they are hooked, they need a high, and heroin (and now Fantynyl, which is 100 times as strong), are relatively affordable. Not good.