Heroin: Caution The Cure Will Kill You!

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services issued a press release regarding the current epidemic of heroin overdoses.

NH DHHS Issues Brief: Heroin Use in NH Reaching Epidemic  Proportions

Part of the press release makes reference to the use of alternative drugs to help kick the heroin habit. The one most used is Methadone AKA Suboxone. I don’t know much about the other two drugs mentioned but I do know from tons of anecdotal evidence (I have never received funding for a study) that the use of Methadone in combination with Alcohol can lead to sudden death!

Unlike heroin where you overdose to die and can in fact be revived if caught in time with an injection of Narcan. With the combination of Methadone and Alcohol it is more of a reaction type thing, you take the regular prescribed dosage of Methadone and have anywhere from one to a few drinks and suddenly you stop breathing. No overdose involved and no intervention will revive you! Worse you can combine them for a period of time with no ill results then suddenly you’re dead!

So if you must use Methadone please do not drink any alcohol not even one drink!

So how do we solve the heroin issue? Use the extra money saved from no longer having to investigate, prosecute and incarcerate marijuana users to dry up the supply!

Work Hard Have Fun!

Bob DeMaura