Thursday, March 11, 2010

Addiction Treatment: Abandonment?

What’s worse than 100% abandonment? Answer: 99% abandonment. And according to WHO that’s precisely the situation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia , where there are estimated to be over 3.7 million (!) injecting drug users. The data were presented at the 53rd Commission on Narcotic Drugs conference in Vienna on March 9;


At 3:21 PM, Anonymous Jymi Nonya said...

Poland has taken a very hard stance on drugs and drug treatment. It's as if they are just ignoring the problem and hoping it will go away. Community is so important in the process of recovery, I hope they don't continue down this path.

At 10:09 AM, Anonymous Ira Marion said...

A recent article about the situation in the Russian Federation continues to leave opioid dependent persons without effective treatment. Methadone and buprenorphine are not allowed in Russia. Narocologists continue to distribute their pamphlet, "Say No to Methadone" and deny citizens access to life saving therapy, while HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and other diseases spread rampantly throughout Russia and republics of the former Soviet Union. Without a doubt, this is the worst situation in Eastern Europe.


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