Heroin Ring Busted in Florida County

Authorities busted a large heroin ring in Hillsborough County. Seven arrests were made in the yearlong investigation, and street-level buys in the beginning led to bigger arrests. Two of the men could face life in prison because of previous charges. During the arrests Sept. 2, investigators seized a kilo of the drug.

It is widely accepted that heroin addiction is a large scale epidemic. It is a scourge on American society  and the chokehold this drug has on an addict is extraordinary. If you know someone who is addicted to this powerful opiate, seek out Jupiter drug treatment centers today. Dial (561) 768-7644 for more information. 

What Is Heroin?

This drug is produced from morphine, which is found in the poppy plant. It has a variety of aliases such as smack and gear and it is one of the most addictive drugs on the market. It is commonly smoked or injected. Heroin has been described as being incredibly euphoric on the first use, but impossible to achieve the same high on any proceeding hits. According to the National Centre for Health Statistics, 2013 saw a peak in the number of heroin overdoses; the highest numbers since data recorded from 2000. Men are 4 times more likely to overdose than women.

Signs and Symptoms of Heroin Addiction

There are some very common signs of addiction, as outlined below –

  • Constriction of the pupils for several hours
  • Unkempt dirty appearance 
  • Extended periods of drowsiness
  • Confused state
  • Withdrawal from social circles
  • Depression 
  • Track marks – marks or scars from injecting the drug

Long term effects of heroin include a multitude of ailments for the user such as inflammation of the gums, reduced sexual disfunction, rotting of the teeth, collapsed veins, potential risk of HIV and Aids from needle sharing, and even death. The dangers of heroin certainly outweigh the positive reasons that people become addicted in the first place. As earlier discussed, it is impossible to achieve the same high as the first hit, and many users describe how they spent their addictions trying and failing to achieve the same euphoria.

Getting Help

Jupiter drug treatment centers and Narcotics Anonymous (http://palmcoastna.org/meetings-by-day/) can help you get on the path to a life without heroin.

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