Heroin: Cape Cod, USA


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The name of the documentary says a lot for so few words.  “Heroin: Cape Cod, USA.”  Translation: heroin “has come” to the richies.  Now it’s a problem.

The plight of heroin addiction in the “rural” communities, as one article described them, such as the peacefully sounding Greenfield, Turner Falls and Holyoke has been well known for some time.  Even in many of our own backyards in Massachusetts people have known about it.  But, it was always swept under the rug or went conveniently unnoticed, like the drunk relative at the Christmas party nobody talks about.  Nothing to see here.  It’s very much akin to the “not in my backyard” philosophy.  As long as your family, friends and community are not touched by it then it’s really not a problem.

As is the case with many of the problems we face, it was sparked by a “lesser evil”.   Medically…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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