Vice Squad
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
The Heroin Equivalent of the Red-Headed League

Chris Rock once said "Drug dealers don't sell drugs. Drugs sell themselves." So it should be no problem to distribute free heroin, right? Well, those who are organizing the Canadian experiment with heroin maintenance are finding out that if you impose enough conditions, it's hard even to give the stuff away:
Addicts must have been on heroin for at least five years, must have tried methadone twice without success -- and must be older than 25.

Also, the addict cannot currently be on methodone [sic]-- and cannot have a criminal record.
The researchers aim for 157 participants, but so far, have come up with only 21 eligibles.

Here's the original Red-Headed League.

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