‘Cheese’ Heroin Hooking Young Users in Dallas

As I’ve noted in the past, I’m a little reluctant devote space to something like this that has so much hype potential, but NPR has run a new story on “cheese” in Dallas:

“Reports that we were seeing were pretty striking. Kids as young as 9 or 10 years of age coming to the hospital emergency rooms or detox facilities in acute heroin withdrawal,” says Dr. Carlos Tirado, a psychiatry professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center and medical director of a drug treatment center in Dallas.

“We didn’t know what to do with a 9-year-old in opiate withdrawal, or what the treatment ramifications of that are,” Tirado says. “Do you send a 9-year-old to an AA meeting?”

2 thoughts on “‘Cheese’ Heroin Hooking Young Users in Dallas

  1. Somehow when you think society can’t get any worse with foisting adult problems onto young children, it does…

  2. Targeting 9 year old kids for heroin addiction puts those dealers in a class worse then anyone or at least on par with the worst of the worst.

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