The provinces of Canada are worried about their problems related to heroin. Although the law enforcement teams of Canada have greatly reduced their issues pertaining to Oxycontin, better known as “Hillbilly Heroin”, aspects related to “heroin”, referred to as the “real thing” have replaced it. It is thought that the reason for the popularity of heroin has to do with the gangster movies that are popular currently with the younger generation. So really, the problems with illicit drugs have just gone from one opiate to another. Many Canadian officials are working around the clock on a 24/ 7 basis to decrease the use of heroin, however they are wondering what drug will replace heroin, since there always seems to be another one that is stronger and more addictive than the previous drug.
Heroin is sold in the form of stamps. These are packets that are made by putting the heroin on a square piece of wax paper, folded a couple of times, and then stamped. These stamps have vivid designs and texts that are used as motivational tools for those users. These enticements include some of the following:
For that user who desires a large quantity of heroin, “bricks” are sold. These are the same as 50 stamps and cost between $ 375 and $ 400. Of course the price somewhat depends on the areas in which they are sold.
Heroin can be administered into one’s body by sniffing or shooting. While both methods are harmful, due to the illicit substance, shooting heroin is even worse, because of the needle involved. Many users get high and forget, or do not remember whose needle they used. Much of the time they end up sharing needles. This can result in the contraction of Hepatitus C, or Aids, as well as other types of dangerous diseases. When this occurs, the users can be in danger of overdosing and getting a deadly disease, neither of which scenarios has a positive result.
Canadian law officials are making progress with the reduction of heroin; however it is a long and difficult task to accomplish!