Is it really that difficult to acquire a lethal dose of a drug without doctor assistance? : For a young kid, no, but for a elderly totally. Anybody will tell you to simply shell out a hundred buck to get heroin or coke and buzz away your life. But can you simply imagine how an old lady would feel trying to get coke/heroin in a shady neighborhood? In fact there's most chance she would get mugged of her cash and left in pain.