Letters: Better ways to kick the habit
Daily Telegraph, 6 August 1997
YOUR editorial regarding those health ministers who have acted, albeit under apparent desperation, (Daily Telegraph, August 5) to conduct a "heroin trial" on 40 addicts, is well taken.
Heroin is a dangerous drug.
To condone its use sets a very bad example.
This is especially true when there are effective procedures of getting people off the drug.
The most successful drugfree program for getting voluntary participants off heroin is the Narconon program, where independent studies overseas show at least a 70 per cent success rate for even hard-core addicts.
It is being used to get hardened criminals who have been heroin users for over 10 years, off the drug in one of the worst prisons in Mexico.