October 29, 2006

THANKS, MRS. REAGAN:

Methadone fails 97% of drug addicts (EDDIE BARNES, 10/29/06, Scotland on Sunday)

A KEY government drugs policy has been exposed as a shocking failure after it emerged that giving methadone to heroin addicts has a 97% failure rate.

In a damning indictment of the Scottish Executive's 'softly softly' approach to managing the heroin problem, research found that three years after receiving methadone only 3% of addicts remained totally drug-free.


Of course, the same folks who advocate this stuff think condoms will work.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 29, 2006 8:56 AM
Comments

IIRC methadone was introduced around the time of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring." It took over forty years for it to be exposed as a fraud -- at least in Scotland.

Posted by: erp at October 29, 2006 10:09 AM
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