Alva Review-Courier -

By Jesse Bogan
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 

Heroin addicts struggle to get treatment in Missouri


April 14, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dante Bonzano had a reputation for being one of the best concrete finishers and bricklayers around. He often worked knee-to-knee with his father, who trained him from a young age to be a devout Jehovah's Witness and work 12-hour days.

The proud father used to say everything the boy touched turned to gold. But that didn't turn out to be true.

By the time he was a grown man, Bonzano was often in reach of a can of Bud or a syringe. His life passed in and out of Missouri's prison system.

Then came an opportunity that eludes most heroin addicts — a form of treatment that has...

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