This is an obviously good idea the only complaint about it is how long it took them to institute it:
Addicts are to be supplied with free heroin at the NHS’s first drug-assisted treatment centre in a “last resort” bid to combat the highest drug death rates in Europe.
The drug addicts will get medical grade heroin to inject up to three a times a day supervised by NHS nurses and health experts at the Heroin Assisted Treatment” (HAT) centre in Glasgow, which will be unveiled this week.
What’s actually wrong with people taking heroin? Well, it kills the people who take it.
Well, actually, no it doesn’t. What kills people is the poor quality of what they’re taking. Partly what it’s cut with etc. But more importantly these days, the variability of the dose. People add a bit of fentanyl and it’s very difficult indeed to add just “a bit” of fentanyl. For the does that kills is tiny, it’s also not much higher than the dose that thrills.
It’s that contamination that kills.
So, logically, to stop heroin killing people give ’em the pure stuff for free. Costs are about £30 a day (hmm, that’s from memory, maybe per dose) or so for that pure stuff at NHS rates.
Of course, what should really be done is legalise the stuff. Then watch as brands vie to be known for the purity of their doses – and the dosages of their doses. Problem then solved but then we also all know that’s not going to happen.