Heroin is Becoming More Popular Again in New York City

Heroin is Becoming More Popular Again in New York City

Just when you think that Heroin was something out of the 80’s in NYC, it is back again.  According to the Daily News, police seized more than $300,000,000 worth of heroin in 2014!  That is right, 300 million dollars.  That is lot of heroin. In 2013, 420 people died of a heroin overdose.  This drug is cheap and easy to buy on the streets. However, it is highly addictive and often destroys a person’s life.  When someone begins to get hooked on heroin, they begin to feel like their life is out of control.  A special agent by the name of James Hunt said that we have never seen heroin in these high numbers even 30 to 40 years ago. We must look at the social times that we are living in today.  Crime is at an all- time high and people are looking for quick, instant relief from depression, anger, boredom, anxiety and the list goes on.  Heroin seems to be a drug that a lot of people in New York City are turning to for various reasons.  The cost is roughly between $10.00 and $25.00 a hit.  The price depends on its purity.  If you bought heroin 30 or 40 years ago, it was about 10% pure. In today’s 21st century world, it is often 70% pure. If a person is highly addicted to heroin, they can often spend around $150.00 to $250.00 per day.  Even though it is cheap to buy, a few purchases a day will drain a person’s wallet. Each time that an addict gets a hit of heroin, they constantly need more. Their...