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Expensive drugs like heroin, cocaine etc are becoming too popular, why?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
They've always been: There were actually a greater proportion of our population using opiates and Cocaine at the turn of the 20th century (the late 19th century and early 20th) than there are now. Actually, these drugs are much less expensive than they used to be, with heroin being available for as little as $3 a bag (about 20 mg/heroin) and Cocaine at $25/gram. Abuse of prescription opiates has increased heroin use.
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