If it were called heroin, would a doctor prescribe it?

heroin rx

Drugs like Oxycontin, Vicodin, Dilaudid, Tramdol, Percocet are heroin. They are all opiates. Just because it comes to you on a prescription pad makes it no less dangerous than heroin.

What if the bottle said what it was. Heroin. Would you take it? Would you ask for it? Would you hesitate?

It starts with a prescription for pain from a surgery, people become addicted and then they turn to the much more dangerous, unregulated street heroin laced with any multitude of dangerous drugs and fillers.

But what if we did prescribe it?

Decriminalized it.

Those suffering from substance use disorder …