Heroin replacing pain pills as drug of choice in some parts of Kentucky

Jan 26, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Lexington Herald-Leader

Heroin has rapidly replaced prescription pain pills as the drug of choice in much of Northern Kentucky and Louisville, raising fears that a heroin scourge will soon ravage the state.

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#43
Feb 4, 2013
 
Taxpayer for NOTHING wrote:
They are still selling pills on Brown/Glass. I bet heroin too. The police will not shut this place down. Go there and get your drugs. They have been selling drugs and stealing shit for 3 years and the cops suck at their job. Fucking suck.
We will have to FIX IT OURSELVES.
Organizational meeting coming up.
This neighborhood was great until the Hurts moved in.
TOO LONG POLICE< TOO LONG>
Your Florida Narc did not work.
i wish you the best on cleaning up your street but the drug problem on Brown Ave didn't just start. That was the go to place to buy pot during the eighties. Brown Ave off Wincherster Road.
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Covington, KY

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Feb 4, 2013
 
Not Suprised wrote:
Sadly enough, I'm NOT AT ALL suprised to learn that heroin is here. Honestly, I'm kinda shocked that this hasn't happened sooner. On the streets, it's MUCH cheaper than pills would cost. What's even scarier is that the problem is going to get MUCH WORSE!!!
Unfortunately, I knew it would eventually come to this. Something to think about is the fact that it hadn't been seen much (if at all) around here until legitimate chronic pain sufferers has had to needlessly suffer for SO LONG without proper treatment. This is what results whenever doctors are either UNWILLING or UNABLE to prescribe sufficiant Pain Medications to those who truly need it!!! The handful of pain management centers we have grossly UNDER-TREAT their patients and the rest of the doctors face such scrutiny from law enforcement agencies that they're just plain too afraid to treat them for fear of losing their lisence!!!
I think ALOT of people are going to be AMAZED to find the type of people who have been reduced to seeking this drug. They're not going to be what you'd imagine.....like those shown on tv, the dirtiest and worst of the worst. For the most part, they'll be everyday folks who couldn't get help from their physicians for chronic pain. Of course, there will also be run of the mill drug addicts and unfortunately, experimenting young adults in the market; but for the most part, this will not be the case.
if you were in that much pain you should b in the hospital.
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Public worker wrote:
<quoted text>if you were in that much pain you should b in the hospital.
Got news for you genius, most hospitals now WILL NOT treat chronic pain. Local hospital here sends people home having kidney stone pain with the advice to take Ibupropen. Ever had kidney stones? Its worse than labor..demerol often does no good. So don't smart off about pain and where to go for treatment
just hope you don't ever need something besides tylenol...you might not get it
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Feb 10, 2013
 
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It looks like the politicians and the police got they're wish meaning drugs are on the streets available to anyone..the point is drugs are never gonna go away and this a fact.the next question is why?in America drugs are a big business the police,prosecutors,lawyers,jai l guards/prison guards,jails/prisons/,drug rehabs,food service to institutions,etc...almost every crime is drug related which keep the wheels spinning for all these industries which in turn create jobs which bring in taxes.are you starting to understand why the so called war on drugs has been going on for so long with no positive results?after 40 yrs of war you would think they would have accomplished something I mean hell it's actually worse way worse than when they related war on drugs.the bottom line is they will not allow drugs to go away because they're lively hood depends on it.now I know my grammar isn't the best and a few will play that card to dispute this post but I'm curious who will actually try and argue the points I brought up..
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#50
Feb 10, 2013
 
I have switched to heroin. Could not get pain meds any more because of new laws. So TY Gov!
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N W O wrote:
I have switched to heroin. Could not get pain meds any more because of new laws. So TY Gov!
Maybe you'll overdose and put everyone out of your misery.
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Good For You,
Maybe you will overdose on wiener and give us all a good laugh.
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I'll LMFAO when you OD on heroin you addled dope fiend. One less low life taking up space.

I'm not surprised you brought up wiener. Everyone knows druggies like yourself take wiener up the ass to pay for their heroin. Pick up some lube and have a nice day, loser.
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Why so angry? Daddy not love you enough or way too much. Did daddy make you milk him, then once the milk was spilled, did you have to lick it up. Don't be so emotional my little receptacle, it gives your gay ways away.
Amanda

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ULexFag wrote:
Why so angry? Daddy not love you enough or way too much. Did daddy make you milk him, then once the milk was spilled, did you have to lick it up. Don't be so emotional my little receptacle, it gives your gay ways away.
Shouldn't you be shooting up?
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Amanda wrote:
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Shouldn't you be shooting up?
I don't do Heroin, but I might like to shoot up in you. Open wide Aman to hug and kiss
Amanda

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Feb 11, 2013
 
ULexFag wrote:
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I don't do Heroin, but I might like to shoot up in you. Open wide Aman to hug and kiss
Of course you do. That's why you capitalized it. Oh, and just for fun I used Amanda as my moniker. I'm 55 and male. I'm absolutely sure you want to "shoot up in" me. My ass cheeks are spread sooooo wide. Take a run and go you little junkie. OH YEAH !!!!!!!!
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#58
Feb 11, 2013
 
Of course you like to be called Amanda when you play dress up, you little naughty princess.
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My god....you people are the same ones that write allovertheshithousewalls arn't you.
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I think the v.a. hospital doctors need to be reined in for over prescribing.pills. i have a neighbor who just moved in and he goes to the v.a. and gets pills and a steady stream of traffic comes and goes from his apartment. He is on 17 different meds. My landlord is asian and she has been told what he is doing but is only interested in getting money from the v.a. i guess they pay his rent. What should i do? Who should i report this situation to? I dont want to live around druggie's or drug dealers. And im in a really nice neighborhood. What can i do to get this person out of my building? The asian landlord is money hungry and has no back-bone.advice please.
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Milford, OH

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#61
Feb 17, 2013
 
She Asian. She very bad woman. She want money long time. She no back bone, only front bone. Looky like a worm. Very bad woman. She need money to fix slanted hooch. Then she be straight up American... Are you the one buying the pills???

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heroin is only a problem because its illegal. If people had access to cheap heroin at a dosage they can judge deaths would stop and addicts wouldnt have to steal.
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Lexington, KY

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Feb 19, 2013
 
lucinda tisdale wrote:
I think the v.a. hospital doctors need to be reined in for over prescribing.pills. i have a neighbor who just moved in and he goes to the v.a. and gets pills and a steady stream of traffic comes and goes from his apartment. He is on 17 different meds. My landlord is asian and she has been told what he is doing but is only interested in getting money from the v.a. i guess they pay his rent. What should i do? Who should i report this situation to? I dont want to live around druggie's or drug dealers. And im in a really nice neighborhood. What can i do to get this person out of my building? The asian landlord is money hungry and has no back-bone.advice please.
If the gov't is paying his rent, the neighbor is not that nice. Are you in Woodhill?

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Hermom wrote:
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Pepls, I agree with you 100%. This crisis recently hit home for me. It was a complete shock to me when I realized that the majority of people using heroin were from good families with middle to upper-middle class incomes. Not what I had pictured at all. Another shock was the number of people using and addicted to the drug. This truly is a epidemic that is devastating the lives of those addicted as well as those around them.
The thing that really gets to me is how there have been many heroin epidemics in the western world over the years but its only in the last decade or so when it has got into all types of communities not just in ghettos/slums that they actually do anything about it. Until about 5-6 years ago the authorities in my area used to play down the heroin problem until it got to the stage where so many people were on the treatment waiting lists they had to invest more money in getting them clean. Many addicts would go for help but have to wait many months before even getting an initial assesment. If the drug problem didnt affect the middle classes politicians wouldnt give a shtt.
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#66
Feb 27, 2013
 
come on druggies make the news

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