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Old 09-13-2016, 09:55 AM
 
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Cincinnati along with Dayton apparently are two of the worst metro areas in the country for Heroin addiction.

Is Louisville's metro area experiencing any major issues with this?
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:22 AM
 
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Cincinnati along with Dayton apparently are two of the worst metro areas in the country for Heroin addiction.

Is Louisville's metro area experiencing any major issues with this?
Ohio has a terrible heroin problem. I just heard on the news 14 people died in Akron from heroin overdose over the weekend.
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:06 AM
 
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It sounds like a supply issue rather than simply a statistically high number of addicts.

Typically, Heroin (and other refined, manufactured drugs) are shipped around in a relatively pure form and then 'diluted' with inert powders by local dealers.

In their pure form the drug's lethal dose is much smaller and people used to doing a certain amount of the drug can easily overdose. I wonder if that is what is happening here.
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:26 AM
 
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It sounds like a supply issue rather than simply a statistically high number of addicts.

Typically, Heroin (and other refined, manufactured drugs) are shipped around in a relatively pure form and then 'diluted' with inert powders by local dealers.

In their pure form the drug's lethal dose is much smaller and people used to doing a certain amount of the drug can easily overdose. I wonder if that is what is happening here.
In Cincinnati many or most of the overdoses involved heroin cut with carfentanil.
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:26 AM
 
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Ohio has a terrible heroin problem. I just heard on the news 14 people died in Akron from heroin overdose over the weekend.
Yeah, it has become a horrible problem in Ohio. Several people died in Cincinnati and well over 100 people were hospitalized over the weekend.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:48 PM
 
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Yeah, it has become a horrible problem in Ohio. Several people died in Cincinnati and well over 100 people were hospitalized over the weekend.
Not nearly as bad but it is very close. KY as a whole has a similar problem to OH. Louisville has a bad heroin problem, but not quite to Cincinnati's level. I think it could get there though
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Old 09-18-2016, 12:54 AM
 
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It's worse in the rural areas, especially in the eastern oart of teh state and much of the bluegrass. Moderator cut: language all over the place down here; seems like anytime you get more than 3 or 4 people together talking, it's a matter of minutes before they start trading stories about how many needles they see in the school parking lots or whatever. It's a very serious issue, and we've "donated" a number of lawnmowers, air conditioners, air compressors, generators, and various other items from our garage over the last couple of years.

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Old 09-18-2016, 06:39 AM
 
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There was a map of heroin problems by county in the Louisville area that appeared in the Courier Journal (I think), the problem is lowest in Oldham and Shelby Co, moderate in Jefferson, and worst in Southern Indiana. I've heard that many heroin users have chronic pain and often start on pain pills, I'd guess that places were most people do harder physical work that can cause injuries are more likely to become users.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:41 AM
 
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There was a map of heroin problems by county in the Louisville area that appeared in the Courier Journal (I think), the problem is lowest in Oldham and Shelby Co, moderate in Jefferson, and worst in Southern Indiana. I've heard that many heroin users have chronic pain and often start on pain pills, I'd guess that places were most people do harder physical work that can cause injuries are more likely to become users.
Or they are less likely to be able to successfully doctor shop for prescription versions and therefore get caught attempting to get their fix.
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Old 09-18-2016, 11:25 AM
 
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Found an article with a county by county map, problem seems worst in Eastern and Northern KY. Western KY is doing the best


Overdose deaths in 2015 increased by 17 percent in Kentucky, 31 percent in Louisville - Insider Louisville
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