Friday, September 03, 2010

A Voice of Reason in the Drug Discussion:

A voice of reason in the drugs discussion: Those who expect yet another diatribe against "maintenance" treatment will be pleasantly surprised by a 1 Sept. article in The Guardian headlined, "Is abstinence the best policy for addiction?". The focus is on an "award-winning advocate of an abstinence-based approach to [drug] rehab," Noreen Oliver, who "... refuses to be drawn into a dispute that, she says, is not only divisive, but misses the point." More specifically, she states that "Any limits on the prescribing of methadone would be the 'antithesis of individualized care and may actually put lives at risk'. There is no need for a fissure in drugs policy, she argues." Complete article: CLICK HERE


At 8:16 AM, Anonymous Garrett McGovern said...

...which goes to show you that abstinence and harm reduction don't have to be at opposite ends of the recovery spectrum.


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