since there have been several drug threads up today, one involving an over dose. I thought it was relevant to inform people about the dangers of Opiates. This drugs in this family are all related; have similar effects & addiciton properties.
I have seen firsthand the damage that these drugs can do - belive me, it is aweful and I don't wish it on my worst enemy. 99 out of 100 heroin addicts didn't start on smack, most started popping pills at random parties. they thought they had it undercontrol. Typically they develped a habit and then couldn't afford them so they switched to a much cheaper version, heroin. Other drugs such as marijuana are FAR less addicting, but once you step into the realm of opiates, it's a different ballgame.
some good information here
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