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How Law Enforcement Helps in Cutting Off Opioid and Heroin Abuse?
Opioid and heroin addiction has reached catastrophic conditions in the United States and it results a large number of deadly overdoses among adults and children. It added a stress on medical resources and law enforcement and it frustrated the professionals while ripping the families apart.
In the western world, the United States is the only country which is facing the devastating tide and attacked on various fronts. Hence, it is important to fight this epidemic with same attitude that we fight terrorism.
Potent and cheap heroin is increasing across the borders. According to the recent studies, around four in five users started abusing the painkillers. According to a survey in 2014 conducted in the Journal of the American Medical Association, over 94% of patients added they used heroin as opioids were very expensive and hard to access.
Some of the social service educators, agencies, and healthcare experts under supported not just prevent using such drugs, but they treat the ones who have fallen victim.
Some of the law enforcement resources for opioid users play a vital role in treatment, prevention, and recovery of opioids overdose. It is important to build a wall of protection which will include the Coast Guard, the Border Patrol, municipal and national police forces, courts, prosecutors, and corrections community, physical barriers and surveillance where they can help. Only a well-funded and coordinated effort will help in victory against this epidemic.
Even in the face of consistent erosion, several advocacy groups keep on viewing the law enforcement agencies as the evil and not solution. Law enforcement is very helpful to prevent the epidemic as cutting off of supply of opioids and heroin is the best way.
It is important to increase the beginning of law enforcement resources. It will need their support of treatment service and drug awareness programs.
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