Black Tar Heroin Prices in the United States

in Substance Abuse

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, black tar heroin in the United States provides a cheaper alternatives to drug users addicted to prescription drugs.

A balloon filled bag filled with black tar heroins sells for $15 to $20 on the streets across the Midwest. The balloon is filled with about a tenth of a gram of black tar heroin, which is able to give users a high equivalent to the high one would receive from an 80mg prescription pain reliever pill. The black market price for the prescription drug is usually around $40 per pill.

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Source: Paul Solman, Kelly Chen, and Sarah Svoboda, “Getting High for Less: Easier Access to Better, Cheaper Heroin Cripples Small Towns,” PBS NewsHour, August 18, 2011.

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