Thursday, March 06, 2008

THE GOOD – AND THE UGLY: A NEW JERSEY EDITORIAL

The Courier-Post (NJ) on February 24th noted, correctly, the tragedy of New Jersey’s needle exchange program being “hobbled by lack of funding.” Sadly, the editorial also merits condemnation for lumping together “methadone clinics, poverty and drug markets” as being a “magnet for drug users.” It is distressing to note the inability to distinguish the problem, from legitimate, time-tested, highly effective interventions that dramatically lessen the harm with which it is associated – and when it comes to narcotic dependence, no intervention has been proven to be more effective than methadone maintenance treatment.

Precisely this muddled thinking, and the erroneous assumptions it reflects, underlie the hurdles facing needle exchange programs as well as treatment services as they seek the support they – and their clients and patients and the community at large – so desperately need.

2 Comments:

At 1:11 AM, Anonymous Francy said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

 
At 4:22 AM, Anonymous Francy said...

Hi!
This is Nice Blog!

Opiates are “time release” drugs that are generally prescribed for pain. Opiates include prescription medication such as Vicodin, Hydrocodone, OxyContin, Codeine, Fentanyl, Methadone, Morphine and the opiate street equal, Heroin.

Many people don’t realize that prescription painkillers are opiate-based.Opiate Treatment reduce pain and anxiety while promoting a sense of relaxation and well-being. Taking more than prescribed can cause dizziness, nausea, confusion and breathing troubles. Withdrawal symptoms can be severe. At Synergy Opiate Treatment, we offer the most natural and comfortable Opiate detoxification process available using the cutting-edge amino acid therapy of NeuroTransmitter Restoration (NTR). We also offer traditional opiate detoxification that may include mild and non-narcotic prescription medication to ease withdrawal symptoms.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home