Thursday, June 12, 2008

CANDIDATES ON METHADONE:

Senator McCain had the following to say about methadone treatment back in 1999:

"Methadone maintenance programs simply transfer addiction from one narcotic to another. ...[With methadone maintenance] the federal government trades places with the street dealer, swapping heroin for methadone and feeding the addiction with taxpayer dollars. This is disgusting and it is immoral." (Entire speech on floor of Senate, May, 1999, accessible at http://www.methadonetoday.org/v4_n05.htm )

We've seen nothing more recent from Senator McCain on methadone since - nor any mention of methadone ever in any speech by Senator Obama. If anyone has more information on the stated positions of the two candidates, we'd appreciate being informed.

3 Comments:

At 6:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like McCain is just as ignorant and mean spirited about methadone treatment as he is about foreign policy and everything else. He needs to be retired pronto.I urge all recipients of treatment as well as treatment providers to defeat him by working for Obama. Enough is enough

 
At 3:45 PM, Blogger Garrett said...

That's McCain gone for me. If he don't like methadone then I don't like him. Anyone know what Obama's spin on opioid addiction is?

 
At 4:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John McCain is from my home state, and a few years back had a bill on methadone maintenence, which never passed. I agree, McCain is very ignorant and mean when it comes to methadone. Guess his wife Cindi whom was addicted to painkillers herself for years, I bet she cleaned up her act. I only heard she was addicted & never heard about any recovery on her part. Does this tell us anything? Educate these morons whom don't have an idea what they are talking about when it comes to a life saving medication. I could rant all day, but will not. Just my 2cents worth!EDUCATE THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A. It is imperative that these issues are dealt with today, not next year, NOW! Thanks

 

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