Drugs: Kicking the Habit

James LeBlanc, 32 and white, has been a heroin addict for ten years, dur ing which he has thrice been convicted of larceny. Each time he robbed, he says, it was to buy a fix. Now he is in New York City's Beth Israel Medical Center where, seven days a week, he takes an orange drink laced with gradually increasing doses of methadone.

Enrique Blanco, a 29-year-old Puerto Rican, has been through that routine and now goes five days a week to a storefront clinic run by Beth Israel's Morris J. Bernstein Institute....

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