Screen shot 2013-04-02 at 11.30.12 PMAmy Fry writes from the UK.  She summarizes recent evolutions in heroin addiction and studies depicting a trend in heroin use shifting  from younger addicts to older longer term addicts often dealing with post acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS).  Veteran heroin addicts have a very tough time walking away. She talks about acting sensation, Russell Brand, a former UK addict who keeps his own ongoing vigilance amidst thoughts of past use.  He has a wealth of personal experience to share with the world on his opiate addiction.  Much of Amy’s statistical  data  comes from  the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA)Read more of Amy’s piece in Changes in Heroin Use & Treatment for Addiction.  Contribution by Amy