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Unfortunately, there is a heroin epidemic in Buffalo, New York. In July 2015, 10 people overdosed on a single night. One of them was a woman who went on to overdose again that very same evening. One person suffered a fatal overdose. All of these happened in Buffalo, but that doesn't mean there isn't a problem in the suburbs as well. In fact, Elma and Hamburg residents often travel to Buffalo in order to purchase heroin.


It is believed that there has been a spike in the number of drug overdoses because of the quality of heroin, which has been cut with fentanyl, a synthetic substance that is extremely potent. When used, the user's respiratory system has the potential to completely shut down. In the same month where there were 10 overdoses in one night, police also seized a huge quantity of fentanyl. They discovered that, in some cases, heroin was spiked with fentanyl, and that some dealers were even selling pure fentanyl as heroin.


Why So Many People Overdose in Buffalo, NY


There is a very serious issue with drug and alcohol abuse in Buffalo, and on top of that, there is a significant lack of services. Furthermore, an overdose is rarely used as an opportunity for intervention. Rather, the hospital or first responders release the patients straightaway, without referring them to detox or rehab facilities.


Meanwhile, although first responders are now equipped with naloxone, the antidote for a heroin overdose, the number of lethal overdoses continues to rise. This is because Buffalo has now been pinpointed as an area that needs to focus more on the epidemic within its city limits. What is known, and which public health officials are now using to drive policy, is that:


  • Young people start to drink alcohol and use cannabis at a very young age.
  • Cannabis and alcohol are both gateway drugs.
  • Most heroin addictions start as a prescription painkiller addiction. This is because heroin is more readily available and far more affordable than prescription opioids.
  • Around 50% of children in Buffalo live in poverty.
  • The unemployment rate stands at 8.2%.
  • The rate of police brutality is higher than average in Buffalo.


There are serious social and economic issues in Buffalo, and there are clear positive correlations and causalities between them and the high levels of substance abuse. Unfortunately, officials in Buffalo continue to see the problem as one of policing first, and health care second. Yet, addiction is a disease, and one that can be addressed through proper treatment in detox and rehab facilities.


Buffalo has come under significant criticism because of its near-denial of the problem. It is felt that coalitions need to be formed in order to address the very serious problems that the city and its residents are facing. In fact, some say that an intervention is needed with city officials, so that they come to understand that they must properly address the socioeconomic issues, as well as ensure that residents have access to high quality detox and rehab facilities in the event that they get mired into the problem of addiction.

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Drug Facts

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  • 193,717 people were admitted to Drug rehabilitation or Alcohol rehabilitation programs in California in 2006.
  • Paint thinner and glue can cause birth defects similar to that of alcohol.
  • Nitrates are also inhalants that come in the form of leather cleaners and room deodorizers.
  • Predatory drugs are drugs used to gain sexual advantage over the victim they include: Rohypnol (date rape drug), GHB and Ketamine.
  • GHB is often referred to as Liquid Ecstasy, Easy Lay, Liquid X and Goop
  • Cocaine is one of the most dangerous and potent drugs, with the great potential of causing seizures and heart-related injuries such as stopping the heart, whether one is a short term or long term user.
  • Oxycontin is know on the street as the hillbilly heroin.
  • The penalties for drug offenses vary from state to state.
  • Believe it or not, marijuana is NOT a medicine.
  • Approximately 28% of teens know at least one person who has used Ecstasy, with 17% knowing more than one person who has tried it.
  • Children under 16 who abuse prescription drugs are at greater risk of getting addicted later in life.
  • Cocaine comes from the South America coca plant.
  • More than 29% of teens in treatment are there because of an addiction to prescription medication.
  • 30,000 people may depend on over the counter drugs containing codeine, with middle-aged women most at risk, showing that "addiction to over-the-counter painkillers is becoming a serious problem.
  • Opiates work well to relieve pain. But you can get addicted to them quickly, if you don't use them correctly.
  • Family intervention has been found to be upwards of ninety percent successful and professionally conducted interventions have a success rate of near 98 percent.
  • Marijuana affects hormones in both men and women, leading to sperm reduction, inhibition of ovulation and even causing birth defects in babies exposed to marijuana use before birth.
  • Smokers who continuously smoke will always have nicotine in their system.
  • Women who abuse drugs are more prone to sexually transmitted diseases and mental health problems such as depression.

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