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There Is No One “Type” of Person Who Is Charged with Drug-Related Offenses: Drug Abuse Crosses All Socio-Economic Borders

Interviewer: Is there a typical person that gets caught for these crimes, or does it cut across the entire demographic spectrum?

Adam: Believe it or not, it tends to kind of cross all demographics. Initially, when most people end up on heroin, their initial gateway to this is some type of injury that they’re prescribed some type of painkiller for, maybe for too long of a time.

The use of the drug is prolonged and then they become addicted. As I mentioned earlier, subsequently there is a transition to heroin. It can be anybody, even a doctor. There have been plenty of doctors convicted of either possession of some type of narcotic or writing their own prescriptions.

By Adam Hunt

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