Kayla Anticevich speaks on the surprising and unfortunate reemergence of heroin and how it’s taking control of Simi Valley and other nearby towns like Agoura Hills, Northridge, etc.
What will it take to get the younger generation to notice heroin kills? Our friends, kids, and neighbors are dying right in front of our eyes. Hundreds of parents and residence have rallied to bring awareness of this heroine epidemic. Simi Valley has a population of 125,793 from 2011 to 2013 at least 14 people have died of heroine over dose.
Why heroin? It is easily available, inexpensive, and highly addictive. A few years back many doctors in Ventura County were under investigation for over prescribing prescription pain killers. People were going to these doctors, proclaiming aches and pains, and getting unnecessarily large prescriptions. Soon various forms of opiate pain killers, also known as “happy pills,” were being sold, used in our schools. When the doctors that were under investigation begun being shut down, people were left in need and without their poison. Mexican Cartel capitalized on this opportunity. This is when the price of heroin was cut, and the streets were flooded with sellers.
A national TV show syndicate Dr. Phil did an entire episode interviewing addicted teens and their families from Simi Valley. The city now has a police division dedicated to taking down heroine, Simi Valley Heroine Task Force!
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