Denmark has stolen children from their foreigner parents

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Danish addicts to get state-funded heroin

Since 1 January, hundreds of drug addicts in the Nordic country have the right to receive two free doses of heroin a day, paid for by their health system. The offer is only for adult, long-term users for whom substitutes such as methadone and subutex have not worked.

"The aim is to improve their state of health, help them avoid committing crimes and stabilise their lives," explains Dr Anne Mette Doms at the Danish Board of Health, which supervises the project. "Quitting altogether is not a realistic option for most of these patients. For them, this will be a chronic treatment, as if you were treating a chronic disease."

Addicts will need to attend one of five specialist drug clinics across the country, where they will inject diamorphine – pharmaceutical-grade heroin – under doctors' supervision. The drug will not be available on prescription so as to avoid resale on the street.

Danish authorities are in the process of setting up the clinics, registering the doctors who will work there, and finding out which drug companies they will source the heroin from. The £7.2m project is expected to be up and running by March.

The initiative was adopted by overwhelming consensus in February 2008, after all but one of the parties represented at the Danish parliament voted in favour of the policy – the only one against it was a tiny far-left party that did not oppose the project per se, but the way it was funded.

More: The Guardian

On the same subject: Danish Heroin Maintenance Program to Commence Next Month


sicntired said...

This is the only program that has demonstrated complete success wherever it's been tried.The complaints always come from vested interests such as police,courts,treatment organizations and all the others that make big money locking up and torturing addicts.The vast majority of addicts just do crime to support their drug need to feed,no crime and greed.

Nomad said...

This make me very angry!!

As someone who lives here and cant find a job but yet part of my and my husbands tax pays for this!!

As you said "Denmark looks very well from outside but very bad from inside." I have to see it my self.


Nomad said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Nomad said...
This comment has been removed by the author.