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Guest opinion: Opioid abuse and heroin linked, on the rise

Today’s heroin and opiate epidemic is rooted in both the illicit use of drugs and legally prescribed narcotics. This epidemic affects individuals of every age, gender, race and background. The increased use of heroin, which often has roots in the abuse of prescription painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin, can be attributed to the difficulty of obtaining prescribed narcotics and the relatively low price of heroin. Heroin, which has the same effect on the body, is cheap and plentiful in comparison to most prescribed narcotics. The Mother Lode is not immune to this epidemic. Since 2012, the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office has investigated more than 200 cases involving the use or possession of opiates of some degree, and has seen an increase in the use of heroin.

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