HEROIN USE HAS SKYROCKETED IN MINNESOTA
Heroin abuse has reached an all time high in the state of Minnesota. Over the last year more people have been getting addicted and getting arrested than ever before. The problem has become so bad officials are considering getting legislation involved. The highly addictive substance can sell for as little as $10 on the street. Reports say that the population being affected the most are young people ages 16-25. Prescription opiates, otherwise known as painkillers, seem to be a common gateway drug. Young people are getting addicted to painkillers, which are just a medicine cabinet away, and subsequently using heroin to fuel their high. Heroin addiction is the second most popular addiction people are seeking treatment for, second only to alcohol.