12/8/2014, One-time heroin addict rebuilds life


“Methadone is expensive, and it has side effects. It’s not so good for my teeth and I’ve put on a lot of weight, but it’s worth it.”

Her employer, a cellphone company, is very supportive, giving her time to go to her program and to clinic appointments, just as it would if she had diabetes or another chronic disease. “I’m actually covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act,” she explains.

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