Thursday, June 23, 2005

Why in Canada and Not in the US?

A new methadone clinic has opened in Miramichi, and more are planned in Moncton, St. Johns and Fredericton. The combined capacity will be 600 patients. The Miramichi (population 16,500!) facility opened recently and already has 114 patients and another 140 on the waiting list. (The Canadian Press, June 20). At the same time, cities throughout the United States bitterly fight the establishment of clinics "in their backyards," and - tragically - usually succeed in keeping out treatment that can spell the difference between life and death.


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