It's happening all over the country, right?
Young adults dying on the streets because of heroin.
One after another.
A couple of weeks ago a kid was found in one of the port-a-lavs on a local job site. The man who was tasked to clean the toilets found the kid.
He shot himself up at work and it killed him.
The next day, on another site, syringes were found in another portable toilets. Luckily that shoot-up went a little better, I guess.
But it shook me a lot.
It's one thing to read about it...
...when it's that close.
As per usual the news of the day was debated back and forth on the sites throughout the region.
"We used to drink beer," one guy said.
"On Saturday night," another guy added.
"I don't much get this."
Nobody does, but it comes down to the fact that it's readily available and cheap. What's more, it's not at all like beer.
It needs to be sustained.
So the needles are being found on the construction sites, in the schools, and in every other area.
"Beer wasn't life threatening," the first guy said.
Other than the drunk driving of people back in the day he's probably right, but I don't have any answers.
Lives over before they get started.
In the worst of all places.
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