DEBATE CONTINUES OVER HEROIN TREATMENT IN ABERDEEN:
According to a report in The Press and Journal Dec 2, the debate continues over a proposal "to offer heroin on the NHS to city [Aberdeen] drug addicts." One city Councilor explained his support as follows: "There is evidence to suggest that weaning people off heroin is much easier than weaning people off methadone," while the Liberal Democrat "group deputy leader" is quoted as saying, "I know methadone is society's way of shifting the responsibility but I would like to take some of the responsibility back and look at options." One can only wonder who is advising the elected officials. For the full story, click here.