This article describes Switzerland's successes in helping opiate-dependent individuals—by providing heroin. Gazeta Wyborcza journalist and public health expert Slawomir Zagorski travels to Zurich to find out how heroin substitution therapy was introduced and how heroin clinics are run.
Since such treatment was introduced in the early 1990s, mortality rates have halved. Switzerland is a world leader in heroin-assisted treatment. Translated from Polish, the original article is available on the Gazeta Wyborcza website.