METHADONE IN UK PRISONS – ATTACKED AND DEFENDED:
In the past week articles have appeared in several leading UK newspapers that have focused on giving prisoners methadone behind bars. The story was launched by BBC based on an interview with former UK drugs tzar Mike Trace,” who reportedly claimed methadone as over-=utilized, employed more to control rather than treat inmates, and diverted patients from the goal of using prison time to achieve rehabilitation.
The original BBC story (8 Dec 09) click here
Click here for a related column in the Times of London (10 Dec 09)
And a response to the Times columnist (14 Dec 09) by Professor Gerry Stimson, Executive Director. International Harm Reduction Association, can be read by clicking here.