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February 5, 2014

Wave of heroin claims Hoffman and others

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“I’ve had several patients tell me, ‘I never thought I would end up putting a needle in my arm,’” Coleman said.

Heroin never loses its freshness and intensity, which is why it’s so addictive, said Clune, who first tried the drug at a Manhattan party in 1998 and was addicted for four years before getting clean. He was lured in by the idea that trying heroin was an extreme life experience, like skydiving. His brain changed forever after just one try.

“Insofar as heroin is a romance, it’s a totally phantom romance. It’s imaginary,” Clune said. “It’s an allure that promises you something that you can never really get.”

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