Chicago—Office-based physicians in general
practice are being called to treat the "new" heroin addict—young professionals
who dwell in tree-lined suburbs rather than disadvantaged youth scrabbling
in the asphalt jungle.
While heroin traditionally has been associated with inner-city drug
addicts, today's user is more and more likely to be an employed young professional
living in the suburbs, said John F. Schneider, MD, PhD, immediate past president
of the Illinois State Medical Society.
Mitka M. Office-Based Primary Care Physicians Called on to Treat the "New" Addict. JAMA. 2003;290(6):735-736. doi:10.1001/jama.290.6.735