America's Alarming New Heroin Epidemic
It's Reefer Madness all over again. The recent hysteria over a growing heroin epidemic (mostly among teenagers) is being whipped up by politicians and the Prison Industrial Complex. Some people just can't accept the fact that it's 2014 and the War on Some Drugs is finally starting to wind down.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heroin use among teenagers has actually declined in the past two years. There has been a recent increase in overdose deaths, but most of these ODs were from prescription painkillers, not heroin.
The communications director for the Office of National Drug Control Policy said that any public notion of a heroin epidemic is “a function of media reporting.”