The photo of a couple using heroin with a kid in the car is horrifying. The reaction is even worse.


 "Drug addicts need our help, not our disdain."

"The opioid painkiller and heroin epidemic has produced another grisly image: photos of a couple passed out in a car on heroin, with a 4-year-old child watching in the back of the vehicle.

The image — posted on Facebook by the local government in East Liverpool, Ohio — quickly took off on social media and Google. 

“We feel it necessary to show the other side of this horrible drug,” the city wrote. “We feel we need to be a voice for the children caught up in this horrible mess. This child can't speak for himself but we are hopeful his story can convince another user to think twice about injecting this poison while having a child in their custody.”

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