Troubling, from the ONDCP. First, the spin of the ONDCP is always troubling. Second, in the mid-1990s, heroin purity increased and price dropped. This led to greater use and experimentation among young people. Heroin no longer needed to be injected for any significant effect, it could be smoked or snorted, lowering the initiation threshold.
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I have been an addiction professional and social worker since 1994. I started blogging in 2005 as the Clinical Director at Dawn Farm. I no longer work at Dawn Farm and am now the Director of Behavioral Medicine at a community hospital, and a lecturer at Eastern Michigan University’s School of Social Work. Views expressed here are my own. Keep in mind that the field, the contexts in which the field operates, and my views have changed over time. View all posts by Jason Schwartz