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Sacramento heroin addiction on the rise, Affordable Care Act opens doors for recovery

Kurt Wagner was 12-years clean when his life began to unravel. He lost his job, his wife left and the money ran out. Homeless and alone, the uninsured Wagner had to pay $300 a month for methadone treatment. When he could no longer afford it, it was only a matter of time before he fell off the wagon.

“I couldn’t keep up with the payments, so they feetoxed me,” said the 58-year-old Wagner. He explains while seated outside CRC Health Group in south Sacramento this past Thursday that “feetox” refers to the process methadone clinics undertake for patients who run out of money.