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Monday, November 19, 2007

Abstinence - a better way to a brighter future ?
Drink and Drugs News
19 November 2007

‘Methadone is a treatment but not what the public expects. It is not about getting addicts off drugs but keeping them on our drugs and out of jail and alive,’ said Mark Gilman, the NTA’s regional coordinator for the North West, speaking at last year’s ‘Prisons and Beyond’n Conference.

Government is using drug treatment to deliver problem-solving, albeit with little success, rather than the recovery that addicts and their families hope for. Our analysis challenges conventional orthodoxy about what current treatment policy has achieved, what constitutes treatment and what it is for.
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