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The Washington Post Sunday - - CHEAP FIX: HEROIN’S RESURGENCE -

From the coun­try­side of New Eng­land to the cities of the Mid­west, the most deadly epi­demic of heroin use in half a cen­tury is tear­ing at the fab­ric of Amer­i­can life. In this se­ries of ar­ti­cles, The Washington Post ex­am­ines why heroin has made such a pow­er­ful come­back, how well-in­ten­tioned gov­ern­ment poli­cies have fu­eled de­mand for the drug and why enor­mous hur­dles stand in the way of bring­ing the epi­demic un­der con­trol. Fu­ture ar­ti­cles will trace the eco­nom­ics be­hind the new Mex­i­can heroin that is now so read­ily and cheaply avail­able in so many U.S. com­mu­ni­ties, and will ex­am­ine ad­dic­tion pro­grams that work, as well as ob­sta­cles to their use.

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