Very good article, looking forward to the rest. The ever increasing Opiate addiction rate is more of a threat to our future than health care costs, illegal immigrants, partisan politics, poverty, <insert your choice of issue(s) here> and heck even Donald Trump as President.
It is very troubling that it is easier to buy heroin in most (if not all) major metropolitan areas than it is marijuana.
I can walk out of a downtown Cincinnati office/luxury condo and it would not take me 10 minutes to find a heroin dealer. You can get it in anywhere from the projects to upscale multi-million $ neighborhoods.