A Michigan newspaper speaks with an ex-panhandler, who describes the life of a panhandler. He is now in recovery and works for a landscaping company. He hopes to offer some panhandling advice to the passerby.
Opiate addiction rages through Orange County, California...and all over the country. This is Joey's story, a tragic tale that is becoming al too familiar. Opiate addiction knows no bounds, and it can easily scale the wall of a gated community.
Research suggests that heroin-addicted patients on maintenance therapy, such as methadone or buprenorphine, have a heightened sensitivity to pain. Personally, I think that opiate tolerance has a lot to do with these findings.