Heroin Crisis is real In New York, Including Long Beach [Raising Awareness]

Newsday had an alarming article this past Sunday regarding the heroin epidemic on Long Island. In the article, Colombian and Mexican drug cartels are targeting Long Island because it’s a very lucrative and growing market. The article also states how heroin is too easy to get. In one case, a 24 year old girl, who recently died from an overdose, was initially offered the drug for free just to get hooked (Newsday – Colombian, Mexican cartels drive LI heroin scourge).

Yes, this is also happening right here in Long Beach. In a way to raise awareness, two Facebook groups have been created. You can read about and find a lot more information on both those groups, so please LIKE them and join the conversations there:

Confronting The Epidemic in Long BeachThis page is to raise awareness of the growing epidemic of Drugs, Overdoses, and Suicides.

RIP LB,  another group, has organized a meeting for this Saturday. Please visit and LIKE that group for all updated info, but I will copy and paste the meeting info below:

WHEN: Saturday, February 22nd
WHERE: Bishop Molloy Rec Center (15 Parkside Avenue, Point Lookout, NY).
DETAILS: The space fits 100-150 people. “They are not charging us, which is really nice. All we have to do is show up, set up chairs, and break em down at the end. Super grateful for a free space for this group.” The Meeting starts at 12, but if you can come 15 minutes early to help set up, they would be very grateful.

 

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6 thoughts on “Heroin Crisis is real In New York, Including Long Beach [Raising Awareness]”

  1. I applaud the police commishioners quick response to this and am all for parents talkimg to their kids…..but who is having the conversation with the adults who are doing heroin? Are friends who know that their buddy likes to get fucked up going to have the same conversation or will we pretend its a problem with just kids, an epidemic for others but not us?

    Comments elsewhere on social media pointing at the area behind the police station…when its no secret that these white kids are scoring in West End bars not in North Park but hey, it sure is easier topass this problem off elsewhere, right?

  2. “who is having the conversation with the adults who are doing heroin? Are friends who know that their buddy likes to get fucked up going to have the same conversation or will we pretend its a problem with just kids, an epidemic for others but not us?”

    totally agree…

  3. There are two apartment buildings on Shore Rd that I am aware of where drugs are sold. But it isn’t enought to “know” what is going on, you must prove it. The police must redirect their focus from pot to the hard drugs that are killing people and we all have to get over the notion drugs are a “ghetto” issue.

  4. It is torture to know that all these ” buddies” stood around and watched ” the dude” using that garbage and did NOTHING about it. People must have known that he was in trouble. So why wait for tragedy to strike before some tough love was applied?!!! Don’t talk about being a friend, act like a friend!

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