September 2, 2014

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Drugs: Is There Any Hope?

Approximately five years past, I was talking with a government official in Breathitt County, one who was widely respected in Breathitt for his work ethic and who had a vast knowledge of his constituents. He said that during the previous year there had been 96 deaths in Breathitt and 66 of them were drug related.

This past week I was talking to a former government official in Pendleton County who asked me if I thought there was any hope in curbing the widespread use of drugs, legal and/or illegal. “You know,” he said, “I’ve been told that just one shot of heroin can often be all that it takes to become addicted! I’ve never seen our drug problem so bad!”