Addiction Help and the New Breed of Drug Dealer in Indiana
Montgomery County Superior Court sentenced Henry Martin Kolep to 10 years in prison for dealing in prescription drugs. His customers could have been buying Ritalin, Adderall, methadone, OxyContin, Percocet, Morphine, Xanax, Valium or any other prescription drug – all of which are Schedule II substances according to the DEA and, of course, very dangerous. They often cause dependency and addiction, and drug detox, drug rehab and other addiction help is frequently required to get off them.
Henry had never been arrested for drug dealing although he had a criminal history. Its unclear where Mr. Kolep received his drugs but it could have been the Internet, a doctor, a healthcare worker, or he may have stolen it – although theft is not usually a good source for a long time supply.
The drug manufacturers should be keeping better track of their sales so that substance abuse is not so easy and addiction help not so necessary. Many people may need pain medication for their pain, but when huge amounts are available on the streets or over the internet, supply chain issues need to be looked at.
It seems unlikely that the manufacturers aren’t getting paid for the drugs that are available on the street.
Prescription drug addiction, abuse, and dependency have surpassed street drug use in the U.S. The new drug dealers will find a supply of pills to sell instead of pounds of cocaine or bags of heroin.
Tens of millions of people need addiction help, and a large percentage of those are addicted to prescription pain killers, stimulants and tranquilizers. They need help to withdraw from those drugs and get the addiction help services they need.