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Parents Struggle To Save Their Kids From Heroin Abuse

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JoshLongIsland, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. JoshLongIsland

    JoshLongIsland New Member

    Pretty eye-opening stuff about people trying to find help for their kids and often being turned away.


    An earlier story about the epidemic is at:

  2. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    If you want to read more about this, get the book "Beautiful Boy".
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Went through this 10 years ago in the Dallas 'burbs.

    Google "Plano" and "heroin" and you get 117,000 hits.
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    117,000 hits of heroin. That's enough to kill you, right?
  5. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Cunning and seductive?
    It's heroin.
    We've known it's intensely addictive, destructive and lethal for more than 40 years. With that knowledge as widely spread as simple matters such as needing water to live or flushing the toilet after using, anyone who uses heroin essentially is making the decision to commit a slower, more comfortable form of suicide. I wish the best to the parents in this story who must coerce their kids off that particular ledge, but let's not pretend it's anything else.
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