Monday, May 9, 2016

(Documentary) Chasing the Dragon

Not far from us in the DC Suburbs, Northern Virginia and into the areas close to DC and Baltimore we constantly hear the stories of young students overdosing and dying from heroin and opiate abuse. If you believe this isn't in your child's school, then you may want to rethink that! I am very surprised in our own heroin pandemic here in Martinsburg and Berkeley County we do not hear more of these kinds of stories. IT IS in the schools here. Honestly I am so surprised that we here in Martinsburg haven't had more young people under the age of 18 and in high school dying from overdose as does happen with our neighbors in Virginia and Maryland. It is only just a matter of time...

In an effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and DEA have released "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict," a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction. More at

To those on my Facebook who are parents of kids or a grandparent this is a very good documentary you should watch relating to kids and this heroin epidemic we have here.
If you believe that it is not in your child's school you should rethink that.
Now our own son didn't use in high school. He was an adult when he became addicted. So we know that you can raise your kids right and still have them become an addict.
Back then we didn't have Internet or youtube to watch videos about this.
Those of us who don't use can never understand the power of heroin and opiates.
Parents of children- heroin on the streets today here in Martinsburg costs about $10. Most kids today get that as allowance.
I have no magic answers to give you other than you should get all the information that you can. Know what the signs are but even then it is often too late. I don't mean to scare anyone, but if I have to be honest it should scare anyone who has children and grandchildren. The power that the drug alone has on the mind- know that they will never get that first high they got when they used that first time. They will continue to always after that be... Chasing The Dragon

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