A Long And Winding Road: Kicking Heroin In An Opioid ‘Treatment Desert’

(By Brian Rinker for Kaiser Health News)

Heather Menzel squirmed in her seat, unable to sleep on the Greyhound bus as it rolled through the early morning darkness toward Bakersfield, in California’s Central Valley. She’d been trapped in transit for three miserable days, stewing in a horrific sickness only a heroin addict can understand. Again, and again, she stumbled down the aisle to the bathroom to vomit. Continue reading article here…

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