Suppose that the following is true: You are seriously addicted to heroin and you have two choices of treatment programs.

Program #1 : This program is run by former heroin addicts. Your therapist will be a recovered addict who is the same age as you. The literature about this program states that among those who stay with the program for at least one year, the success rate is very high (80%). One of the biggest advantages of this program is that your therapist knows what it’s like to be seriously addicted and can offer you insights from his own recovery.