I have often written about the issues caused by our medical industry with opioids. We are creating addicts that in turn create unsatiable and recurring demand.
As society sees the issues and takes action, some people will clean up and some will search for a way to satiate the addiction.
One well-known and affordable source of the opioid high is heroin. It appears that this transition is exactly what is happening as a new wave of heroin addiction is being spawned by the crackdown on painkiller abuse.
We all know how hard it is to get off the dragon. The key is to make sure we have the systems and processes in place so people do not become addicted in the first place.