HEROIN TREATMENT SAVES HEAVILY ADDICTED
Story in Die Welt, 18 Dec. 2008, headlined: Heroin treatment saves heavily addicted; controversial trial in Hannover is a success - addicts become able to work again - criminality sinks to nothing.
The article reports only positive outcomes for patients and the community. Absolutely nothing negative. The only downside: the cost for 35 patients in Hannover is 620,000 Euro per year - or about 17,700 Euros - some $25000 per patient per year. It's difficult to imagine this will allow expansion to 50,000 nationwide, which is a goal mentioned at the conclusion of the article.
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