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Another angle that bares examination is the number of "traditional" suicides that have direct heroin links. I had a co-worker and friend who had wrestled with heroin abuse before I had met him and had relapsed into using. He was fired from our company, and his fiance left him due to his heroin use. He was then involved in a hit and run accident and was looking at jail time and committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. By the time many heroin addicts hit bottom their natural chemistry is burnt out. They can no longer feel happiness, pride, or satisfaction and end up taking their lives through one method or another. It's too bad these can't be linked and accounted for, so the true cost of heroin abuse can be accurately measured.
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