That’s not a typo…Heroin in a pill is real.
As if heroin isn’t a big enough problem already, dealers and manufacturers are now molding this deadly poison into pill form. Chemically, there is no difference from the substance that is usually sold in glassine bags with stamps on them. The pill form of heroin is a way of disguising it so that it can be transported and used more discreetly.
People are now walking around with pills in over-the-counter medicine bottles like Aleve and Advil. Many of these individuals are using heroin in this form right under the nose of police officers. Now users don’t have to dispose of the little bags that heroin comes in, find a way to hide a quick sniff, or tuck into a corner to shoot up.
This poses a whole new set of problems. Every year, children overdose on over-the-counter medications. They are left in cabinets or purses and children often think the pills are candy. Now with no need to hide your heroin anymore, what is going to happen when the next child takes some “candy?” The visuals are terrifying to us.
We always want to keep people aware of what is going on. The signs and symptoms of heroin use stay the same no matter what form it is used in. Heroin addiction requires professional detox and treatment. Clearbrook is a phone call away for that help.