Kids are succumbing to one of the most insidious and misunderstood diseases: Addiction. In Trumbull and surrounding communities, our youth are using mind-altering substances at record numbers and they’re getting hooked. In recent years, prescription medication and heroin have risen in popularity in suburban communities, quickly replacing the former “gateway” substances alcohol and marijuana.
Prescription painkillers are highly addictive. Once chemically dependent, there’s no easy way to stop using them. They are expensive. Heroin is cheaper. The heroin that has been distributed lately has proven lethal to many of whom it possesses. It has proven lethal to our kids. Good kids. From good families.