I wish you could know him. He was a an unbelievably hilarious, intellectually gifted young man with a heart as big as this city. However, my beautiful, wonderful, and really terrific son is gone ... lost to the world of heroin at 24 years of age. His voyage led our entire family to things no one should have to see a loved one endure. All that is left to us now is having to love a grave. I realize better than most that this drug and ALL who are involved with it are simply Satan on earth ! Your article, while wonderful to see ... spreads many myths and highlights those who don't really know what they are talking about. Heroin is rampant in Atlanta and in this Country. I assure you that it FAR exceeds the "statistics" proferred in your article. FAR exceeds. The prevelent attitude is that this is not "my" problem but, I assure you ... it is. When you find your car windows smashed, your yard tools taken from your yard, or your house broken into you can best bet that a junkie or a meth head is in it somewhere ... somehow. Those junkies are many times a loved and cherished person who, without the evil of their drug would no more take the actions they take when on it. The worst of the state of Heroin is that the problem is far from its coming crescendo. The Taliban eradicated poppy fields in Afganistan and our military now decides whose fields, based on how much "help" they have offered the US, are allowed to flourish. The end product of that beautiful plant is heroin and heroin that is already here ... in Atlanta and all up the East Coast (the Police could have told you that months ago) ... cheaper and stronger than ever! Trust me ... the scope of this problem, as bad as it truly is, is in its infancy here and gets worse with each day. Since there is simply no "recreation" to it ... Heroin is simply a substance that no one should even try ! You can sign me "just one of many broken loved ones that this drug leaves".
Creative Loafing Atlanta
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