Heroin: From the City to the Suburbs
Many communities are finding out that heroin is much more mainstream than first thought. Many people get the idea of a homeless man with a needle in his arm but that is just not the case. New Jersey is finding out in a tragic way.
“It is a suburban epidemic facing us throughout New Jersey,” said Angelo Valente, executive director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. “A lot of suburban counties are affected at dangerous levels.”
“This is no longer just an inner city issue,” said Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County prosecutor’s office.
Parents, please keep your eyes out on those medicine cabinets. Most young people that start on opiates start right there with Norcos, Vicodin, Oxycodone, etc. It is highly unlikely that a young kid is going to walk into someones house and be convinced to shove a needle in their arm. It is much more likely that they will begin with one of these opiates until eventually getting their hands on this stuff. I would also like to mention that everyone of my friends who have either been addicted to or have passed away from this drug started with a bong and a bottle. Don’t think you are the “cool” parent because you let your kids party at your house. Be the cool parent who watches their kid grow up to live a long, drug-free life. May God help us to see people not only get off these drugs, but to never go on them.
1 John 3:8
“The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.”