Portugal isn’t trying to force people with addiction into treatment. It wants to help them stay alive until they’re ready for it.

Across Lisbon, health workers in such vans dispense the treatment every day, for free, to nearly 1,200 people. It’s part of what is perhaps the world’s most radical drug policy — one instituted amid a heroin crisis not unlike the one gripping Philadelphia and the United States.

Aubrey Whelan, Staff writer

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