Scripps Addiction Expert Discusses Rise in Heroin Use

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It's been almost two years since the FDA approved a new time-release design of Oxycontin to prevent illegal misuse and abuse of the pain relieving drug. But the new version is causing San Diego authorities new stress. They're seeing an alarming rise in people switching to heroin as a potentially deadly substitute. Nancy Knott, treatment counselor at the Scripps Treatment Program discusses this alarming trend with CBC Channel 8.

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"Today is my day 6 clean, but as I type this now I know failure is only one phone call away. Will I make that call today? I don't know, but if I do, I have only myself to blame. I know my addiction is my fault, I know I have only me to blame for it, and I "

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