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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

  • Ecstasy can cause you to dehydrate.
  • Illegal drug use is declining while prescription drug abuse is rising thanks to online pharmacies and illegal selling.
  • Since 2000, non-illicit drugs such as oxycodone, fentanyl and methadone contribute more to overdose fatalities in Utah than illicit drugs such as heroin.
  • Invisible drugs include coffee, tea, soft drinks, tobacco, beer and wine.
  • 10 to 22% of automobile accidents involve drivers who are using drugs.
  • Paint thinner and glue can cause birth defects similar to that of alcohol.
  • Drug addiction is a serious problem that can be treated and managed throughout its course.
  • Methamphetamine blocks dopamine re-uptake, methamphetamine also increases the release of dopamine, leading to much higher concentrations in the synapse, which can be toxic to nerve terminals.
  • Methamphetamine can be detected for 2-4 days in a person's system.
  • Ironically, young teens in small towns are more likely to use crystal meth than teens raised in the city.
  • Barbiturates have been used for depression and even by vets for animal anesthesia yet people take them in order to relax and for insomnia.
  • Methamphetamine can cause rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, elevated body temperature and convulsions.
  • Effective drug abuse treatment engages participants in a therapeutic process, retains them in treatment for a suitable length of time, and helps them to maintain abstinence over time.
  • Between 2000 and 2006 the average number of alcohol related motor vehicle crashes in Utah resulting in death was approximately 59, resulting in an average of nearly 67 fatalities per year.
  • Stimulants are found in every day household items such as tobacco, nicotine and daytime cough medicine.
  • There is inpatient treatment and outpatient.
  • The stressful situations that trigger alcohol and drug abuse in women is often more severe than that in men.
  • Women in bars can suffer from sexually aggressive acts if they are drinking heavily.
  • Ambien can cause severe allergic reactions such as hives, breathing problems and swelling of the mouth, tongue and throat.
  • Aerosols are a form of inhalants that include vegetable oil, hair spray, deodorant and spray paint.

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