The case for prescription heroin

Vancouver gives heroin to drug users suffering from addiction — and it works
Vox (US)
Monday, June 12, 2017

CrosstownAs a deadly and devastating opioid epidemic ravages North America, the Providence Crosstown Clinic in Vancouver BC is giving their patients legal access the very drug they are addicted to: heroin. Patients can not only avoid death by overdose but otherwise go about their lives without stealing or committing other crimes to obtain heroin. And it isn’t some wild-eyed theory; the scientific research almost unanimously backs it up, and Crosstown’s own experience shows it can make a difference in drug users’ lives. Crosstown represents an international move toward providing a full spectrum of care for people who are addicted to drugs.