Dying To Be Free: There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works

Submission Date: January 28, 2015
Attributing Author: Jason Cherkis
Source: The Huffington Post

Patrick Cagey

There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren’t We Using It?

The last image we have of Patrick Cagey is of his first moments as a free man. He has just walked out of a 30- day drug treatment center in Georgetown, Kentucky, dressed in gym clothes and carrying a Nike duffel bag. The moment reminds his father of Patrick’s graduation from college, and he takes a picture of his son with his cell phone. Patrick is 25. His face bright, he sticks his tongue out in embarrassment. Four days later, he will be dead from a heroin overdose.

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