Breaking the cycle of addiction isn’t easy — former users, now sponsors, can be key

Ending heroin addiction usually can’t be done alone, as nearly all addicts who try quitting on their own wind up using again. In 12-step programs, former users serving as sponsors help guide addicts through recovery. Hear from three former heroin addicts who now serve as sponsors about their experiences and their role.

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