An Addict, Now Clean, Discusses Needle Exchanges And ‘Hope After Heroin’ : Shots – Health News : NPR
March 8, 2016

"In her new memoir, The Big Fix, Mitchell writes about her addiction and her path to recovery, and also shares insights into today’s heroin epidemic. When it comes to our current treatment system, Mitchell says we would do better to reach out to addicts as individuals, by recognizing each user’s unique needs and motivations.

“‘Our current method of treatment is ‘sort of a one-size-[fits]-all approach,’ she says. ‘We need to have a variety of different kinds of treatment interventions that address people’s needs.'”

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