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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"The brain doesn't heal over night. However the less you use the less and less you crave it, until finally you barely ever think about it and sobriety finally makes sense. It took me about 6 months of slips before I finally realized that the drugs were not"

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