The unlikely fix: treating heroin addiction with heroin

In Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, heroin use has developed a whole new level of risk with the introduction of fentanyl to the streets.

Fentanyl is powerful and often deadly, and street heroin is increasingly laced with it. Over 1,000 people have died of illicit drug overdoses in B.C. since the beginning of 2016.

So, if you're addicted to heroin, how do you stay alive?  

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