UK "SHADOW HOME SECRETARY" VOWS TO CURE, RATHER THAN MANAGE, ADDICTION:
David Davis pledged to introduce "abstinence-based treatment programs." In sum, his commitment is to introduce "a program that gets addicts off drugs, all drugs, for good . . . to kick all drugs instead of being prescribed methadone." If only it were that simple. Meanwhile, the misperceptions and stigma surrounding opiate agonist maintenance treatment will be heightened further.
Full story: Daily Post (Liverpool), Oct. 3, 2007