Monday, December 28, 2009

Editorial Bemoans “Marginalization of Addicts”

Except where methadone treatment is concerned. Nashua (NH) Telegraph, 27 Dec: In arguing against “a measure that would further restrict new [addiction] treatment centers and could even disrupt or destroy some of the programs currently available,” the editorial seems willing to sacrifice availability of and access to methadone treatment. It states, “There may be a case for some restrictive zoning surrounding methadone clinics, but this legislation affecting all drug and alcohol treatment goes too far".

It is correctly noted that “Medical research has confirmed that addiction is most often a medical condition, not a character flaw.” As such, it should be left to the professionals and to the patients to decide what type of treatment offers the best hope for each individual.

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