Recovering heroin addicts are now being treated with heroin - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Recovering Heroin addicts are now successfully being treated with Heroin


By Karin McCay – email

Edited By Jon Bush – email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Doctors in the United Kingdom have found some surprising success in treating Heroin addicts by administering to them more Heroin.

In this study that is published in the medical journal Lancet, they followed more than 100 Heroin addicts who had repeatedly failed at other rehab attempts. Since addicts are more likely to use dirty needles and more dangerous forms of Heroin commonly found on the streets. The new method of treatment uses an inject-able medical grade of Heroin given under a nurse's supervision.

Researchers found a significant drop in the use of "street" Heroin after six months and that prescribing Heroin in a medical atmosphere helped convince a majority of the group to get their lives back on track.

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