Jeff's decision to put the chemical equivalent of a howitzer to his head to rid himself of his heroin jones speaks volumes about the sorry state of the medical establishment's approach to addiction. A handful of medicines help stem substance abuse, but their approaches border on Draconian. Antabuse, an anti-drinking pill, blocks the enzyme that breaks down alcohol in the body. For anyone taking the drug, the tiniest sip of liquor, wine, beer, or even mouthwash produces a rapid and extremely toxic buildup of alcoholic byproducts in the bloodstream. That's followed by any number of unpleasant symptoms, including nausea, throbbing headaches, respiratory difficulty, vomiting, chest pain, vertigo, and confusion.