Opium dens may be a relic of centuries past, but modern prescription opiates are a large and growing part of contemporary drug abuse problems.
Established in 1969, the Drug Abuse Alternative Center offers a range of education and treatment programs. Executive Director Michael Speilman lists the main ones.
Particularly for opiates, Speilman observes, substitution therapies remain a widely used method with good success rates.
Conquering addiction is never easy, but you might be surprised to learn that heroin is not the hardest drug to kick. And maybe even more surprised to hear what is.