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The keys to the prison of opiate addiction

The keys to the prison of opiate addiction

Opiate addiction

Julia Black
Community Psychiatric Nurse Northern General Hospital

According to the Department of Health, drug services and GPs treated 118,500 clients with substance abuse problems during 2000/1. Between October and March 2001, drug services and GPs instigated 33,200 "new treatment episodes". Sixty-seven per cent of the new clients used heroin. Of these, 55% injected the drug. The remainder smoked heroin (otherwise known as "chasing the dragon").(1)

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