Rise in number of people over 40 treated for heroin addiction

November 2012
Mental Health Practice;Nov2012, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p4
Academic Journal
The article reports data from the National Treatment Agency (NTA), which revealed that an increasing number of adults over the age of 40 are seeking treatment for heroin addiction in Great Britain.


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