This state in the Pacific Northwest has its fair share of problems related to illegal drugs and diversion of prescription opioid painkillers. Mexican drug organizations are responsible for bringing many illegal drugs into Idaho, including heroin.
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Heroin – One the State’s Biggest problems
This illegal opioid drug is highly addicting and is primarily available in Idaho in Mexican black tar form, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The agency’s foremost concern, as it applies to pharmaceutical opioids, is with drugs containing hydrocodone and oxycodone. These potent drugs are often subject to illegal diversion and abuse for the heroin-like effects they produce. Opioids attach to receptors in the brain and body and can be very prone to causing dependence.
Oxycodone is the key ingredient in OxyContin, a time released opioid that is of serious concern to drug and law enforcement authorities. Hydrocodone is included in drugs such as Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet and Norco. The abuse and trafficking of these drugs has become problematic, and the DEA says methadone is also a concern.
Prescription drugs are widely abused in Idaho, according to the DEA. Diversion methods include doctor shopping, or trying to secure more than one supply of a drug by going from doctor to doctor. Doctors who illegally dispense or prescribe drugs continue to be a growing problem, and people often forge or falsify prescriptions to get their hands on drugs.
When desperate, some people also steal or divert opioids from pharmacies or hospitals. Sometimes, it’s health care professionals who are behind this. Many people who use opiates legitimately for pain control or other conditions become hooked on their prescriptions once a tolerance develops. Once a dependency sets in, many patients may buy drugs illegally or sell their pills and use the money to buy heroin, which is often cheaper and easier to obtain. Most people don’t set out to become addicted to their prescription pain meds but these controlled substances need to be taken carefully.