Society Drugs for treating heroin users: a new abuse problem in the making?

Evidence is mounting that certain drugs used to treat heroin users are themselves being sold on the streets – and may even be a 'gateway' to heroin or opioid use. As some experts herald their value for treating addiction, others ask if the 'cure' is making things worse.

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Addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers bedeviled Marc Goldfinger for three decades. At times, it conspired to make him homeless; at others, it put him in prison.