Friday, July 31, 2009

Tiny little stamps of addiction

From glassine bags to tiny little plastic bags. These heroin bags can be plain or include a stamped mark or stamped graphic to indicate where the heroin came from or what type of heroin it is. These marketing strategies from drug dealers range from cartoon characters to statements such as, "Get High or Die Trying."

These little bags should be a warning to you if you find one in your teens room, car or in the trash.

4 comments:

Madison said...

Thank you for taking the time to warn people. Information is power. God bless you!

My Daughter's Addiction said...

Thanks Madison, if this blog helps one family, one child, one person- stay away from heroin... I'll be very happy.

Marie said...

I just ran into your blog. Coincidentally, I actually have a book/memoir I wrote, "My Daughter's Addiction - A Thief in the Family (Hardwired for Heroin)" that is available on Amazon Kindle, and also as a downloadable E-book on Booklocker.com. My website also is: www.mydaughtersaddiction.com with links to my book. My beloved 32 year old daughter died this summer, Aug. 22, 2009 of overdose. Her heroin addiction started when she was 15 years old. My book is my memoir of raising her. Some in the recovery community may find my points of view controversial- I do not accept the construct of "enabling". Addiction is a brain disease, pure and simple. And it is never wrong to help someone, never. My only regret in life is that I did not do MORE for my daughter, not less. It is heartbreaking, and there are very few mechanisms in our society to deal with it. It is imperative that public policy be changed so that there is no stigma against addicts, and so that they do not get enmeshed in the criminal justice system because of their addiction. Thank you for your blog, you are doing a great service...the goal is to help families of addicts, as you know.... My heart goes out to you, and the sad fact that we have this in common, and to all families who struggle with a heroin addict in the family.
best,
marie minnich

My Daughter's Addiction said...

Marie-I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. Its just makes me want to cry.