Ahh CNN. Sometimes they aren’t THE most depressing thing I see all day…but today they are REALLY trying. One of their lead stories is that heroin is supposedly cheaper than beer. And apparently this means that teenagers are flocking to it like mad and dying. As far back as I can remember, suburban kids have been using heroin. This is NOT new news. I don’t think it’s even new news that they are killing themselves on it. I’m sure this sounds totally unsympathetic and I am sorry that kids are still ODing on heroin…but this isn’t NEW. As a matter of fact, what’s truly tragic about this story is that it could have JUST as easily happened 20 years ago…and THAT is sad…that we’re still at the same place we were 20 years ago with the drug war and teaching kids how to resist the pull of drugs-illegal and otherwise. That’s the news…and the other news is that the crystal meth still hasn’t hit these areas yet…THAT is news…it’s that these areas are so susceptible to drug use that they better batten down the hatches before meth gets in because that has been sweeping across the nation and is a different animal entirely. The general consensus is that it’s way worse than anything we’ve seen thus far.