Web Essay: Debunk the myths about addiction

Feb 11, 2014 Full story: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 10

The recent death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman has reignited the conversation about heroin use and drug addiction among youth.

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Rhondas Friend

Rochester, NY

#2 Feb 11, 2014
"""90 percent of teen heroin addicts are white""""

well what did you think it was?

I thought it was 95%

Since: May 13

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#4 Feb 14, 2014
Choice of drug obviously has some basis in a person's culture. I do however disagree with the essay in it's assumpive implication that prescription drugs lead to Heroin and or other non-legal opiates. I would suggest that the correlation lies in that type of personality that is going to become addicted to pain killing medication is similar to the type that is going to use Heroin etcetra. It has been for a long time that addicts substitute their drug of choice for another when availability limits them. Opiate/H addicts used to substitute medicines when in need. Not convinced of the so say cheaper and more available tho either.
FTW

United States

#5 Feb 14, 2014
Xcetera wrote:
Choice of drug obviously has some basis in a person's culture. I do however disagree with the essay in it's assumpive implication that prescription drugs lead to Heroin and or other non-legal opiates. I would suggest that the correlation lies in that type of personality that is going to become addicted to pain killing medication is similar to the type that is going to use Heroin etcetra. It has been for a long time that addicts substitute their drug of choice for another when availability limits them. Opiate/H addicts used to substitute medicines when in need. Not convinced of the so say cheaper and more available tho either.
It holds some weight. Opiates are opiates. They are really all the same thing. An addicts preference for one over the other is going to be based on which one is available and or cheaper. A good number of junkies start on oxy or dilauded and move to heroine when the stigma leaves their mind.
Ha Ha

Port Orange, FL

#6 Feb 14, 2014
rhondas peoples wrote:
99% blacks are criminals. They would even rape a picnic table.
you mean like this?
Citizen Kane

Rochester, NY

#7 Feb 14, 2014
Addiction is conquerable through the mindset. It's the only thing that will work.
FTW

United States

#8 Feb 14, 2014
Ha Ha wrote:
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you mean like this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =S5wG71gxrvEXX
I've always wondered what the hell is wrong with those guys. I bet they have no idea how gay that is.

Since: Jan 13

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#9 Mar 1, 2014
Rhondas Friend wrote:
"""90 percent of teen heroin addicts are white""""
well what did you think it was?
I thought it was 95%
I would have guessed the same as you

Since: Jan 13

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#10 Mar 1, 2014
Citizen Kane wrote:
Addiction is conquerable through the mindset. It's the only thing that will work.
You mena it'll only work if you want it to?
Yeah, problem is how deep in one is before wanting to
Andy Capp

Rochester, NY

#11 Mar 3, 2014
Xcetera wrote:
Choice of drug obviously has some basis in a person's culture. I do however disagree with the essay in it's assumpive implication that prescription drugs lead to Heroin and or other non-legal opiates. I would suggest that the correlation lies in that type of personality that is going to become addicted to pain killing medication is similar to the type that is going to use Heroin etcetra. It has been for a long time that addicts substitute their drug of choice for another when availability limits them. Opiate/H addicts used to substitute medicines when in need. Not convinced of the so say cheaper and more available tho either.
That is absolutely the truth. I depends on the person, not all resort to other opiates. There is a huge difference between an addict and one who is in need of pain relief. When used in the proper context, control can be maintained. Stop categorizing everyone, people have different levels of control and discipline.
dew4794

Rochester, NY

#12 Mar 3, 2014
I remember a study which followed about 100 heroin addicts in the Haight Ashbury of San Fran. over ten years. For the ones the could follow, about 75% were dead. Wow, this is a horrible issue and a tough addiction to heal.

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