drug and alcohol rehab in memphis, michigan. 90% of people there are for heroin. 90% of those people are from flint. when asked how many overdosed 90% raised their hands. when asked how many flatlined (clinically dead) requiring reviving 90% raised their hands. when asked how many went right back to doing heroin 90% raised their hands. your danger isn't from people on heroin it is from people without heroin who are in withdrawl. they will do anything - say anything - take anything to get money for it. they aren't in their right minds and don't look like people you would imagine heroin addicts look like. they are predominately white and young. their brains in withdrawl are geared towards one thing - getting money or something they can sell for money from you. don't ever believe drugs are a victimless crime. i lost a friend to overdose 2 days out of rehab. pretty, young (23), smart, funny. couldn't get heroin but got morphine. went to sleep and died. my phone number was in her pocket.
you'll never see them on heroin. they are stationary, docile, happy. when they need it they will do whatever it takes including violence. i heard many of their stories. when i asked them what was the best advice you could give to deal with them - they all said DON'T GO TO FLINT. i take that advice. this is what OC is designed for in my opinion.
Being a lifelong resident of Flint and having relatives and friends that have addiction problems I can only agree to an extent. The part about the users of heroin being predominantly white and young and the part about drugs not being a victimless crime, true. The rest...well...not so much.
Drug rehab centers have specialized areas of addictions in which they treat patients. Only on rare occasions will a patient addicted to cocaine be sent to a facility that specializes in opiates. While they can treat patients with various addictions, patients are sent to facilities where the detoxification of their drug of choice is specialized. Since you mentioned a facility in Memphis MI, I checked on one, Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center. They specialize in opiate detoxification. Heroin just happens to be an opioid drug so it would be a relatively safe assumption that 90% of the addicts at Sacred Heart are addicted to heroin. And since Memphis is just 55 miles away from Flint, another assumption might be that 90% of the 90% could very well be from Flint.
People with ANY addiction can and usually do resort to any means necessary to get another fix....robbing, stealing, pan handling or all out violence. Heroin, crack, alcohol, meth, extacy, marijuana...it makes little, if any difference.
It is not the specific drug that warrants one type of response over another, it is the person. People have been beaten and killed over marijuana. People have begged for spare change for crack. People have broken into liquor stores for a drink. The chemical imbalance in their brains and the way they handle (or not) the driving force to get that next fix determines their course of action.
This happens anywhere there is a drug problem, not just Flint. Seattle, Dallas, LA, New Orleans, Boston...you will see addicts doing what they can to get what they need. Saying don't go to Flint because the heroin addicts are violent is unrealistic. Are heroin addicts more 'friendly' in some other city?
By no means am I defending Flint. I can't stand it here. As a matter of fact my family and I are moving in less than 2 months to get away from the BS here. It is not just the drug addicts that are dangerous, it is practically anyone that wants what someone else has. And for anyone to try to get anything from me or my family, they will have to discuss it with my Glock 22 and her 16 friends.