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There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren’t We Using It?

http://projects.huffingtonpost.com/dying-to-be-free-heroin-treatment Dying To Be Free There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren’t We Using It? By Jason Cherkis January 28, 2015 The last image we have of Patrick Cagey is of his first moments as a free man. He has just walked out of a 30-day drug treatment center in Georgetown, Kentucky, dressed in gym clothes and carrying a Nike duffel bag. The moment reminds his father of Patrick’s graduation from college, and he takes a …
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Would opiate addicts like Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith be alive today if they had been in maintenance therapy with buprenorphine or methadone instead of focusing on abstinence-based philosophies?

Could Drug-Replacement Therapy Have Saved Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Life? BY SACHA Z. SCOBLIC Philip Seymour Hoffman was an artistic icon and, for me, a sober icon. According to The New York Times, Hoffman had spoken of having 23 years of sobriety under his belt before he relapsed on prescription drugs and then, ultimately, on heroin. From that moment of relapse on, one of the greatest actors of our generation was in mortal danger: Years of sobriety had reduced Hoffman’s tolerance, …
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