Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Addicts' Cure Is Ignored; Views of the North

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Addicts' Cure Is Ignored; Views of the North

Article excerpt

THE recent outcry to decriminalise all class 'A' drugs by the chief constable of Durham police has both credence and hypocrisy mixed together when we look at the police and the Home Office's past record on this issue.

Treatment is definitely the only way forward to reduce the problem significantly, but where the present regimes of 'maintenance' and treatment are just not working effectively enough to stop the dire addition rise in the UK.

But where both senior police officers in England, Scotland and Wales together with the Home Office have totally shunned the introduction into the UK of the Vietnamese 'cure' for class 'A' drug addiction even though this humane treatment has also no 'cold turkey' - no other treatment in the world has this prerequisite benefit to get hard addicts off drugs and why it is so successful in Vietnam.

Indeed, now this scientifically produced curative treatment is rapidly taking over in Vietnam within their NHS from methadone et al as more and more drug addicts are cured by the week with no side effects as the medication is from non-addictive plant extracts that is now synthesised in modern pharmaceutical capsules. …

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