This editorial will appear in Monday’s print edition.
Think of a heroin user and what comes to mind? A gaunt addict in some flophouse with a needle hanging out of his arm?
How about an Oscar winner? Or a billionaire’s grandson? Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman just got out of rehab for a heroin addiction, and the heir to financier T. Boone Pickens died of a heroin overdose earlier this year.
Do an Internet news search of “heroin,” and one fact becomes clear: The opiate — which can be smoked, snorted or injected — is making a comeback. In cities across …