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Old 12-02-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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I'm not saying that it isn't around at all anymore but compared to Missouri, Washington State, Oregon, Arizona and New Mexico it isn't that big a deal at all.
From what I've read and heard, heroin is the latest local scourge. Many young people are getting hooked on prescription opiates and turning to heroin when they can't afford the pills anymore. These kids don't seem to realize how addictive some of the medications they take for "fun" are, until they run out and then start experiencing physical withdrawls.

Young heroin addicts go from suburbs to detox - News - ReviewJournal.com

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Old 12-02-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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H is a mega problem in Las Vegas.....my g'daughter is addicted....and her mother prefers to believe that she is clean, but in my life i have know a number og Heroin addicts.....and she IS one.....



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Old 12-02-2012, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Home!
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I think it is big in most large cities. My cousin is addicted, well supposedly recovering, I'm not sure as they are good liars. My DD just had a friend, who was supposedly off it, die from an overdose. They found her in her bed with the needle stuck in her still. It was that quick. Sad. (these are Michiganders) Sad.

My DH's cousin just committed suicide a year ago, at age 23, because he was addicted and in jail. Terribly sad. He lived in Cleveland, OH.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Henderson
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Smaller cities are affected just as bad. The area we had to move back to in Ohio was one of the top 5 in the country with a heroin problem. Oprah even came there for her show on the concern of Heroins big comeback. It was a small town halfway between Clev and Col(N to S) and Mansfeild and Marion (E to W) so the dealers would meet there. At last count, 40% of the under 35 year olds in town was doing it, and I thought that was amazing since there is no work there and no one has any money. Funny thing was I talked to the new mayor and told him to start taking the town back since all the drug houses were the same ones from the 80s when I was in High School. Burn down the house if it is raided and drugs are found...if they pull a knife or run pull and a gun and shoot to kill...teach them a lesson and they will leave!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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If people claim they cannot find the "old Las Vegas" or complain the area they were in does not fit their taste - it simply means they did no research or planning before their arrival.

The old Las Vegas isn't hiding - you just need to know where to go. And, there's such a diversity and variety of areas and enclaves that it's just silly to say you can't find something that fits.

You see, that's where forums like this come into play. Want to find a particular kind of environment in Las Vegas with a certain type of people? Heck, we talk about those things daily here on this board (and others). Ask questions and be willing to learn and many of us here will take the time to steer you to where you want to be.

Bill
Where IS old-timey Vegas? Downtown?
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:47 AM
 
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Where IS old-timey Vegas? Downtown?
Downtown is good as are local's properties such as The Orleans, The Suncoast, Texas Station, The Santa Fe, etc.. It's not going to be like it was in the seventies no matter where you go, but the local's joints still have food specials and better gaming than what is available on the strip.

What I like about the local's places is the fact that there is frequently something else on offer besides gambling. The Orleans hosts the local hockey team and often has concerts. The Texas has (or had, I haven't been there in a while) bowling, and The Santa Fe has bowling and a movie theater.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Downtown is good as are local's properties such as The Orleans, The Suncoast, Texas Station, The Santa Fe, etc.. It's not going to be like it was in the seventies no matter where you go, but the local's joints still have food specials and better gaming than what is available on the strip.

What I like about the local's places is the fact that there is frequently something else on offer besides gambling. The Orleans hosts the local hockey team and often has concerts. The Texas has (or had, I haven't been there in a while) bowling, and The Santa Fe has bowling and a movie theater.
I like hanging out with locals to be honest. Strip is overrated tourist crap an needs to be avoided like the plague
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Earth
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^^^^ NO! Stay in the safety-net inner sanctum of the strip....have fun, leave your money, get home safely then save up for your next visit! ....Please!
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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I'm still in the tourist column, but I do both. I try to get out to the locals joints, mainly because the best food deals are there. But I play poker, so the strip poker rooms have the same games at the same rake as the locals casinos, and are somewhat more likely to have people playing drunk donk poker, and in general tend to be nicer (although some of the newer, better, locals poker rooms are quite nice.)

And, of course, the strip is a show unto itself. Last time I was there, I played a late tourney at Caesars on Saturday night. I came in third, and got out around 3AM. And, to the original title of this thread, the strip was a zoo, in the best sense of the word.

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I like hanging out with locals to be honest. Strip is overrated tourist crap an needs to be avoided like the plague
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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I actually think that Vegas is an interesting microcosm of society at large. Nothing like hanging at the DMV in Vegas. Now, that is the real zoo.
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