Saturday, 26 April 2008

The Drug Experience: Heroin (Part 8)

This Briefing continues to look at the research of Patrick Biernacki in the mid-1980s showing that people can recover from heroin addiction without treatment.

“The social relationships, interests and investments that develop in the course of abstinence reflect the gradual emergence of new identities and corresponding new perspectives. Now the abstaining individuals know what they do not want to do but also what they would like to do and become.”

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