It was great to see The Times addressing heroin addiction and its treatment [“Naloxone is a good antidote to a new heroin epidemic,” Opinion, June 10]. Unfortunately, the editorial board missed a couple of critical facts and grossly oversimplified the reality of this addiction. In Seattle…More
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Help, don’t punish The article describing the increase of heroin-overdose deaths draws a logical conclusion about the policies of our federal and state governments [“Heroin use spikes in under-30 age group,” page one, June 12]. By removing controlled dosages of prescriptions we have driven people to the street. In 2000, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute…More
Take responsibility With front-page stories for two consecutive days, one’s attention may be temporarily diverted from guns and wars to a war that we have been fighting for decades [“Heroin use spikes in under-30 age group,” page one, June 12]. I speak, of course, about the so-called “war on drugs.” Does anybody else wonder if the…More