Study: Prescribing Heroin to Addicts Helps Keep Them Off Street Drugs

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Supplies including syringes, bandaids and antiseptic pads waits to be used by a drug addict inside a safe injection site in Vancouver, British Columbia

Prescribing heroin to addicts who can’t kick their habit helps them stay off street drugs, British researchers said Friday.  So far, doctors have had little hope of treating the 10 percent or more of heroin users who don’t respond to methadone, the standard anti-addiction medication. Fueled by drug cravings, those users often spiral downward into crime and diseases spread by dirty needles and unhealthy living.

 

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