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I just about fell out of my chair when I heard the comment that putting addicts in jail was the answer to this problem. Not my situation , I was in the county jail for a petty crime and used drugs occasionally. I met my heroin connection while in jail and went from drug user to drug addict. It wasn't until I went to a methadone clinic and received help that i was able to get a my life back. I went to the clinic on my own, specifically to stay out of jail. I knew that to maintain my addiction I would have to turn to crime. Many addicts cannot get treatment because they do not have health insurance to help pay for it. Access to treatment is the answer to heroin addiction.
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