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Old 01-20-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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Im 19 years old ive been clean for 6 months from heroin and yet another friend of mine has died of an overdose (massapequa)

Massapequa has nothing on Smithtown though, my friends from there can count up to 50+ overdoses in the past 2 years from heroin overdoses or other drug related deaths. Ronkonkoma is horrible aswell.

I was in rehab with the kid who hit and killed the 12 year old girl in Smithtown days before thanksgiving. He was high on heroin.

The heroin epidemic is much worse than most people think, ive seen it first hand.

The best heroin is coming into the island from Manhattan, Queens, and Washington Heights. Alot from brooklyn too.

Im not trying to brag but I know all the technicals and the biggest suppliers on the island.

The largest one recently has been arrested. He had a house in Oakdale and was selling upwards of 2,000 bags of heroin per week. It was a huge blow to suffolk county but its still coming in like crazy.

All these white kids just drive to the projects in crown heights, or flatbush, or washington heights... and im not trying to be racial but if you see a white fiend in the projects all the black people run up to your car to get to it first because they know what your doing there.

Its bizarre how, atleast long island, is completely reversed in terms of drugs...

(note: i just got out of phoenix house for teens)
All the kids that were there from Hempstead, Brentwood, Amityville, Westbury... to put it bluntly, all the black and spanish kids... were in the rehab for smoking weed and selling crack, heroin, etc.

All the kids from Smithtown, Ronkonkoma, Manorville, Northport, Massapequa, Bohemia, etc., to put it blunty, the white kids... were there for hardcore heroin use, crack cocaine use, ecstasy use, xanax use, oxycontin use, etc.

Its just bizarre. Im hispanic myself but, it really seems like the African American community saw what drugs did to their elders of the 70's 80's and early 90's and now they just sell the drugs, they dont do the drugs.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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I think I'm seeing it everywhere now that I know how bad it is. I think I saw a deal going down at Hauppauge High School this weekend when I was jogging...a disheveled looking kid walking the track, an older Hispanic guy pulls up in a car..they walk off out of sight together, than appear 30 seconds later and go their separate ways.

I swear that deals are going on in the parking lots on Smithtown Blvd constantly....cars parked in the back where there are no lights..another car pulls up, guy looks in the window, then leaves.

Maybe it's really bad, maybe it's being exaggerated and I'm seeing things where they aren't, maybe it's just weed.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:39 PM
 
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Interesting analysis
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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For whatever rerason, it seems like most of the coverage of this issue has focused on Suffolk (aside from all the coverage devoted to Massapequa 1-2 years ago). Anyone else notice this? Is there a reason for this? I find it hard to believe that heroin is more of a problem in Suffolk vs. Nassau. Perhaps it's a Newsday/News12 issue.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:47 PM
 
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For whatever rerason, it seems like most of the coverage of this issue has focused on Suffolk (aside from all the coverage devoted to Massapequa 1-2 years ago). Anyone else notice this? Is there a reason for this? I find it hard to believe that heroin is more of a problem in Suffolk vs. Nassau. Perhaps it's a Newsday/News12 issue.
I honestly think it's about what High School you are talking about. We know how cliquey teenagers are..maybe Smithtown HS is just a place where heroin started with a couple of kids and spread all over.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:03 PM
 
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At work the other week we had the police and fbi come into the store and seize all of our stock of jello supplies. Turns out someone replaced the chocolate pudding mix with bags of heroin.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Wellsville, Glurt County
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Im 19 years old ive been clean for 6 months from heroin and yet another friend of mine has died of an overdose (massapequa)

Massapequa has nothing on Smithtown though, my friends from there can count up to 50+ overdoses in the past 2 years from heroin overdoses or other drug related deaths. Ronkonkoma is horrible aswell.

I was in rehab with the kid who hit and killed the 12 year old girl in Smithtown days before thanksgiving. He was high on heroin.

The heroin epidemic is much worse than most people think, ive seen it first hand.

The best heroin is coming into the island from Manhattan, Queens, and Washington Heights. Alot from brooklyn too.

Im not trying to brag but I know all the technicals and the biggest suppliers on the island.

The largest one recently has been arrested. He had a house in Oakdale and was selling upwards of 2,000 bags of heroin per week. It was a huge blow to suffolk county but its still coming in like crazy.

All these white kids just drive to the projects in crown heights, or flatbush, or washington heights... and im not trying to be racial but if you see a white fiend in the projects all the black people run up to your car to get to it first because they know what your doing there.

Its bizarre how, atleast long island, is completely reversed in terms of drugs...

(note: i just got out of phoenix house for teens)
All the kids that were there from Hempstead, Brentwood, Amityville, Westbury... to put it bluntly, all the black and spanish kids... were in the rehab for smoking weed and selling crack, heroin, etc.

All the kids from Smithtown, Ronkonkoma, Manorville, Northport, Massapequa, Bohemia, etc., to put it blunty, the white kids... were there for hardcore heroin use, crack cocaine use, ecstasy use, xanax use, oxycontin use, etc.

Its just bizarre. Im hispanic myself but, it really seems like the African American community saw what drugs did to their elders of the 70's 80's and early 90's and now they just sell the drugs, they dont do the drugs.
Wow, really great post....congrats on 6 months clean and having the courage to share your experience on here. If more people heard stories like this, we would all have more insight into what's really going on and what can realistically be done about it.

BTW I completely agree with your analysis, especially the bit about black vs. white drug use. I dunno if that's something a lot of people have ever thought about/realized, but you're 100% on the money.

I wanna add more to this thread but I'm kinda pressed for time right now.

What do you think about Suboxone? Did you take it to get clean or just go cold turkey? It seems like a miracle drug if used properly, but I've read that there are all sorts of stupid regulations on doctors (ie: only 5 patients per office can have a script for it at any given time) and it's never covered by insurance. Maybe this is the paranoid part of my brain getting a little over-imaginative, but it seems like pharmaceutical lobbyists are behind it's suppression....specifically Purdue Pharma, who are making a killing on OxyContin right now....

EDIT: Last question, sorry....did you start out using H or did you start on pills first?

Last edited by sean sean sean sean; 01-20-2010 at 01:31 PM.. Reason: Added another ?
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:19 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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The best heroin is coming into the island from Manhattan, Queens, and Washington Heights. Alot from brooklyn too.
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All these white kids just drive to the projects in crown heights, or flatbush, or washington heights
This is why we need to establish port of entry type controls along the Queens-Nassau line to snag the drugs in transport.

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now they just sell the drugs, they dont do the drugs.
Selling is twice as bad as using. Users can't help that they are addicted. Dealers however are pure criminal scum.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:27 PM
 
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This is why we need to establish port of entry type controls along the Queens-Nassau line to snag the drugs in transport.
how exactly do you propose to do this? Turn the Cross Island Parkway into a moat? strip search everyone on the LIRR?

Once the heroin/coke/whatever makes it way to NY, that battle is already lost.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:50 PM
 
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Im 19 years old ive been clean for 6 months from heroin and yet another friend of mine has died of an overdose (massapequa)

Massapequa has nothing on Smithtown though, my friends from there can count up to 50+ overdoses in the past 2 years from heroin overdoses or other drug related deaths. Ronkonkoma is horrible aswell.

I was in rehab with the kid who hit and killed the 12 year old girl in Smithtown days before thanksgiving. He was high on heroin.

The heroin epidemic is much worse than most people think, ive seen it first hand.

The best heroin is coming into the island from Manhattan, Queens, and Washington Heights. Alot from brooklyn too.

Im not trying to brag but I know all the technicals and the biggest suppliers on the island.

The largest one recently has been arrested. He had a house in Oakdale and was selling upwards of 2,000 bags of heroin per week. It was a huge blow to suffolk county but its still coming in like crazy.

All these white kids just drive to the projects in crown heights, or flatbush, or washington heights... and im not trying to be racial but if you see a white fiend in the projects all the black people run up to your car to get to it first because they know what your doing there.

Its bizarre how, atleast long island, is completely reversed in terms of drugs...

(note: i just got out of phoenix house for teens)
All the kids that were there from Hempstead, Brentwood, Amityville, Westbury... to put it bluntly, all the black and spanish kids... were in the rehab for smoking weed and selling crack, heroin, etc.

All the kids from Smithtown, Ronkonkoma, Manorville, Northport, Massapequa, Bohemia, etc., to put it blunty, the white kids... were there for hardcore heroin use, crack cocaine use, ecstasy use, xanax use, oxycontin use, etc.

Its just bizarre. Im hispanic myself but, it really seems like the African American community saw what drugs did to their elders of the 70's 80's and early 90's and now they just sell the drugs, they dont do the drugs.

Thank you for your honesty.

Stay clean

Crooks
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