Prophecy Sign: Culture of drug dependance
We are also told in the book of Revelation that some people, (even after suffering greatly during the Tribulation), will simply not repent of their "magical acts". The original word here is the Greek word from which we derive our English word, pharmaceutical, or drugs.
Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, (Greek - Pharmakos), nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. Revelation KJV
(Pharmakos - properly, a sorcerer; used of people using drugs and "religious incantations" to drug people into living by their illusions)
Heroin use at 20-year high in U.S. drug 'epidemic', U.N. says
A heroin "epidemic" is gripping the United States, where cheap supply has helped push the number of users to a 20-year high, increasing drug-related deaths, the United Nations said on Thursday. According to the U.N.'s World Drug Report 2016, the number of heroin users in the United States reached around one million in 2014, almost three times as many as in 2003. Heroin-related deaths there have increased five-fold since 2000. "There is really a huge epidemic (of) heroin in the U.S.," said Angela Me, the chief researcher for the report which was released on Thursday. "It is the highest definitely in the last 20 years," Me said, adding that the trend was continuing.http://www.reuters.com/article/us-drugs-usa-heroin-idUSKCN0Z90UX