Heroin assisted treatment

Junk policy

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Harm reduction
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Drug Law Reform
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John Marks saw crime rates and junkie numbers plummet in an amazing experiment outlawed by the British government
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Doctors tried to resist here in Britain and across the world, because they believed that if addicts were forced to buy contaminated drugs from armed criminal gangs, their health would only get worse. Doctors wanted to prescribe drugs to chronic addicts. This resistance only succeeded in one country — Britain, by a doctor called John Marks. This little window of legal drug use continued quietly... Read more

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Drug users should be able to get heroin from the health system

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Harm reduction
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Drug Law Reform
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Politicians may not like it, but evidence shows that giving heroin to some users reduces harm
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The most recent Cochrane Collaboration review concurred, stating, "Available evidence suggests an added value of heroin prescribed alongside flexible doses of methadone for long term, treatment refractory, opioid users, to reach a decrease in the use of illicit substances, involvement in criminal activity and incarceration, a possible reduction in mortality, and an increase in retention in... Read more

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An injecting room worked for heroin. Let's have one to help beat ice

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Harm reduction
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Drug Law Reform
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To tackle ice, Australia needs brave leaders who understand that there will always be people who take meth
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This could, like the injecting centre, become a place where users develop a trust relationship with staff and are eventually amenable to referral into treatment. (See also: Australia's drug policy led the world 30 years ago. Now politics holds us back) Tuesday, March 31, 2015 The Guardian (UK)

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Why Canada is no longer a leader in global drug policy

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Harm reduction
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Drug Law Reform
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Access to important innovations is unequal across Canada because of a lack of leadership at the federal level
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Friday, February 27, 2015 Globe and Mail (Canada)

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Norman Baker reveals drugs proposals Theresa May stripped from report

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Drug Law Reform
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Lib Dem MP says government finally has evidence of ‘what works’ in relation to drug addiction, but that Tories are ignoring it
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The Guardian (UK) Friday, December 26, 2014

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Drugs policy in Canada: Local heroin

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Drug Law Reform
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Legal narcotics in a liberal city
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The Economist (UK) Saturday, December 6, 2014

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As B.C. heroin flap shows, drug laws are not about improving health

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Drug Law Reform
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The Globe and Mail (Canada) Friday, November 28, 2014

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Vancouver addicts soon to receive prescription heroin

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Drug Law Reform
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The federal Health Minister objected to Health Canada’s approval of the treatment
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The Globe and Mail (Canada) Saturday, November 22, 2014

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The great American relapse

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Drug Law Reform
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An old sickness has returned to haunt a new generation
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The Economist (UK) Saturday, November 22, 2014

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