Heroin is no longer the domain of the young, unemployed, and disenfranchised. Successful business women as well as suburban housewives become addicted to pain pills in ever-increasing numbers for a variety of reasons. Some women survive taking 20 pills a day, paying out anywhere from $200 to $600 for as long as they can afford it. When their habit becomes too expensive—pills can cost from ten bucks up to triple that amount—they turn to heroin. Or if the supply simply dries up—they turn to heroin.
Drug Addiction In Fort Worth and Dallas
Women struggling with heroin addiction in Fort Worth, Dallas, or other areas of Texas have become much more commonplace. A DEA agent working in the Dallas-Fort Worth area has said that heroin sells for as little as twenty bucks a bag. Arresting agents are more often reporting that suburban housewives number increasingly among those arrested.
Treatment centers throughout the nation report that about 18 percent of all admissions are heroin addicts. But in some areas it’s higher: A center treating heroin addiction in Fort Worth states that 25 percent of its female patients are coming in for heroin treatment.
In a story by Rebecca Lopez as reported on the website of Fort Worth’s WFAA.com, an upper middle class college graduate named Ashley Klein found herself in some pretty dangerous neighborhoods looking for her next fix. She says she wanted to scream, “I have a bachelor’s degree! I’m really smart. I shouldn’t be here!” Nevertheless, she found herself unable to stop until she got pregnant and knew her baby faced dire consequences if she didn’t get help. Another woman reports that she said she would try snorting it just once—and in a week she was shooting up.
It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, educated or not, white or black or something else—heroin addiction will find you if you go looking for it. Just know that it’s possible to reach out and get the help you need at a methadone clinic. All you need to do is call.