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New Device to Treat Heroin Addiction Might Be Available Soon

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A new way of treating heroin addiction will soon be available to anyone suffering from withdrawal symptoms.

Dr. Arturo Taca with INSynergy Addiction Treatment Center in St. Louis, joined KMOX Thursday morning to talk about the new device. He says it’s about the size of a quarter and hooks behind the patient’s ear.

“The withdrawal syndrome is painful and is hard for people to get off of them, because the only thing that can make the symptoms go away, is using more opioids or heroin,” Taca says.