Letters to the Editor

Letter: Heroin and alcohol

The article on heroin in San Luis Obispo County (July 29) was both irresponsible and disappointing. All those words yet no wisdom!

An exhaustive study on heroin overdoses concluded that almost all (perhaps 100 percent) heroin overdoses involved alcohol. They could not find a level of heroin dosages that would overdose their test subjects but found as little as two beers on top of a “safe” dose of opiates could produce an overdose. Why not tell the whole truth? Alcohol is the killer when taking opiates.

Not a single famous person in my lifetime has accidentally overdosed on just drugs; they had also consumed alcohol, and the mixture is what killed them. Heroin is bad, but heroin and alcohol are deadly.