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Old 06-17-2017, 09:51 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Baltimore is probably having it the worst, the looting which put so much supply out in the streets was a catalyst.
Yes this is true. The rioters specifically targeted pharmacies and pain clinics. The opioid epidemic is also very bad in New Orleans and also in some rural areas of West Virginia and Kentucky. WV has the highest overdose rate in the country now though there are less street drugs there.
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:26 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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According to the DEA, as of 2013, there are more heroin addicts in Baltimore City than any other place in the United States. Approximately 10% of the city's population. The city has always been ground zero for heroin.

Though not a major cities, many communities in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, New Hampshire, and non-Boston MA have severe opioid problems
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:29 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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A TON of rural areas around Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio are bad/have been bad for awhile. I am from a small town in Southern Indiana, and Meth/Heroine have always been an issue.
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Old 06-17-2017, 08:18 PM
 
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According to the DEA, as of 2013, there are more heroin addicts in Baltimore City than any other place in the United States. Approximately 10% of the city's population. The city has always been ground zero for heroin.

Though not a major cities, many communities in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, New Hampshire, and non-Boston MA have severe opioid problems
Boston itself has a serious opioid problem.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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Opioids are ravaging Ohio. I think that the prevalence of heroin is contributing to more murders here in Columbus than in years past. The rural communities are particularly being hit hard, particularly in Southern Ohio.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Opioids are ravaging Ohio. I think that the prevalence of heroin is contributing to more murders here in Columbus than in years past. The rural communities are particularly being hit hard, particularly in Southern Ohio.

Southern Ohio and Eastern Kentucky have to be the poorest regions in the US. You could make 8 dollars an hour and afford to buy a nice apartment or small house in those parts. Portsmouth OH is a mess man. I do not know why Southern Ohio and Eastern Kentucky have the worst heroin problems in the nation but they do. Poverty is no excuse for drug use because it happens in rich areas as well.
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I watched a news segment on the TODAY show this morning in which they reported on the huge Heroin and Fentanyl problem in Dayton, Ohio. So far this year, Montgomery County, Ohio has already exceeded last years overdose death numbers. It is so sad to see these communities ravaged by the opioid epidemic. Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia, as others have mentioned, seem to be the hardest hit.
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I watched a news segment on the TODAY show this morning in which they reported on the huge Heroin and Fentanyl problem in Dayton, Ohio. So far this year, Montgomery County, Ohio has already exceeded last years overdose death numbers. It is so sad to see these communities ravaged by the opioid epidemic. Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia, as others have mentioned, seem to be the hardest hit.
Dayton OH is extremely bad as is all of the Ohio Valley. It is sad what is happening to my hometown region.
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Clifton, Cincinnati
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Southern Ohio and Eastern Kentucky have to be the poorest regions in the US. You could make 8 dollars an hour and afford to buy a nice apartment or small house in those parts. Portsmouth OH is a mess man. I do not know why Southern Ohio and Eastern Kentucky have the worst heroin problems in the nation but they do. Poverty is no excuse for drug use because it happens in rich areas as well.
No, not even close. Eastern Kentucky is one of the poorest regions in the country, but I have seen more poverty in places like Missouri or Northern Michigan versus what I have seen in Southern Ohio. Not to mention the poverty you find in the Southern states or in New Mexico.

The opioid epidemic seems to cluster around certain areas. From TN, KY, WV, OH, PA and then to RI, MA, and NH. NH and WV seem to have it the worst right now, with Ohio not far behind NH.
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Another bad place is Middletown OH, I had seen a story on WHIO that they were about to have a record number fatal overdoses with the number for this year already about to surpass last year.
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