RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – When I was a younger man, in the Eighties, crack was the new drug that swept over the U.S. like the plague. Then crystal methamphetamine became an epidemic in the Nineties starting on the West coast, although never as big in the East. Towards the new millennium heroine came back, pure enough for people to snort, for starters anyways.
Heroine, like cocaine, remains relatively expensive though, despite CIA poppy farming subsidies in the Middle East, and so for the real low income drug addict, crystal meth and crack has remained the death wish of . . .