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-treatmentDying To Be FreeThere’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren’t We Using It?By Jason CherkisJanuary 28, 2015The 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 picture of his son with his cell phone. Patrick is 25. His face bright, he sticks his tongue out in embarrassment. Four days later, he will be dead from a heroin overdose.That day, in August 2013, Patrick got in the car and put the duffel bag on a seat. Inside was a talisman he’d been given by the treatment facility: a hardcover fourth edition of the Alcoholics Anonymous bible known as “The Big Book.” Patrick […]