Inside the secret lives of functioning heroin addicts
Updated 4:19 AM ET, Tue February 27, 2018
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- Functioning heroin addicts are peers, neighbors and co-workers
- They fool their families and friends, managing fixes to avoid withdrawal
- What works now, however, will not last and may kill them, experts say
(CNN)They're not slumped over in alleyways with used needles by their sides. Their dignity, at least from outside appearances, remains intact. They haven't lost everything while chasing an insatiable high.