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I'm just staggered that these people keep taking a drug that does that to them over time. Its not as if the effects all hit at once, you can see the incremental change of what the drug is doing to you, yet they keep going. If life is that bad I think I would rather jump off a tall building getting it over with quickly, rather than cooking up something that slowly rots me to death over many weeks
Russian leaders have spent too long making no effort to help its population and this is the result. People with no money and no future have very little incentive to not take drugs, they have nothing else to look forward to. The fact that it is such a materialistic society and yet has one of the largest gaps possible between rich and poor makes it a horrible place to live for the have nots. The government could fix the Kroc problem with a ban on codene in chemists but drug companies make too much money from this epidemic to let that happen.
you wouldnt be saying that if one of your kids was on it, how can you judge someone else without knowing what the real situation is muppet!
Agreed. It's easy to point the finger and say "oh these people choose that lifestyle" some of these people were brought up in care or ran away from home at very early ages. They've made some pretty poor choices along the way too but it really isn't that black and white.
Also in the UK tramps who use heroin present frequently to A&E which infection problems and other related illnesses to poor jacking up problems, it's a lot cheaper to give out a few syringes and control infection than have to have some flop on the wards for weeks with septicemia and organ failure.
Needle exchange programs have dropped HIV levels, this doesn't just effect junkies, it trickles into our mainstream society too by proxy. It's much more rational way to tackle the issue and we should be moving towards this.
Heroin levels in the UK are dropping too, less people are injecting drugs than ever before. So to say its coming to the UK when heroin use is dropping and this is a substitute for heroin for people who cant afford it is just plain sensationalism.