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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

  • Coke Bugs or Snow Bugs are an illusion of bugs crawling underneath one's skin and often experienced by Crack Cocaine users.
  • In Utah, more than 95,000 adults and youths need substance-abuse treatment services, according to the Utah Division of Substance and Mental Health 2007 annual report.
  • Cigarettes contain nicotine which is highly addictive.
  • Aerosols are a form of inhalants that include vegetable oil, hair spray, deodorant and spray paint.
  • Ecstasy is emotionally damaging and users often suffer depression, confusion, severe anxiety, paranoia, psychotic behavior and other psychological problems.
  • Nearly 500,000 people each year abuse prescription medications for the first time.
  • Alcohol-Impaired-Driving Fatality: A fatality in a crash involving a driver or motorcycle rider (operator) with a BAC of 0.08 g/dL or greater.
  • Cocaine comes from the leaves of the coca bush (Erythroxylum coca), which is native to South America.
  • Because heroin abusers do not know the actual strength of the drug or its true contents, they are at a high risk of overdose or death.
  • Prescription painkillers are powerful drugs that interfere with the nervous system's transmission of the nerve signals we perceive as pain.
  • Two-thirds of people 12 and older (68%) who have abused prescription pain relievers within the past year say they got them from a friend or relative.1
  • The effects of methadone last much longer than the effects of heroin. A single dose lasts for about 24 hours, whereas a dose of heroin may only last for a couple of hours.
  • Benzodiazepines like Ativan are found in nearly 50% of all suicide attempts.
  • Babies can be born addicted to drugs.
  • Most people who take heroin will become addicted within 12 weeks of consistent use.
  • Withdrawal from methadone is often even more difficult than withdrawal from heroin.
  • Amphetamines are the fourth most popular street drug in England and Wales, and second most popular worldwide.
  • Crack cocaine goes directly into the lungs because it is mostly smoked, delivering the high almost immediately.
  • The act in 1914 prohibited the import of coca leaves and Cocaine, except for pharmaceutical purposes.

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