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    British Prisons Help Addicts Relapse Before Re-Entering Society

    (NewsCore) - Drug-free convicts in Britain are being turned back into junkies by prison doctors before being released due to a controversial government program, The Sun reported Tuesday.
    Prisoners targeted for "retoxification" are inmates who came into jail as addicts and are due to be released. The idea behind the program is that those addicted prior to serving their sentences will likely relapse, so giving them addictive substances ahead of time should cut down on deaths by overdose.
    Thirty-three prisons across England offer highly-addictive heroin substitutes like methadone to inmates, even if their sentences mean they are effectively drug-free at the time of their release.
    Supporters claim it gets former addicts' bodies used to drugs again by building up tolerance and slashing the risk of overdose deaths. Critics blast it as "state-sponsored" drug dealing.


    British Prisons Help Addicts Relapse Before Re-Entering Society
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    Boy, is THAT messed up. Holy cow!

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    First Viagra to sex offenders, drugs to addicts... What's next, giving guns to murderers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4 Turns View Post
    First Viagra to sex offenders, drugs to addicts... What's next, giving guns to murderers?

    Maybe not in England , they'll issue them eight inch kitchen knives instead.
    Beers for drunk drivers and T.V.s for burglars.
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    Our government are morons roll on May 6th general election get rid of the labour government.
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    Eliminate overdoses? WTF?
    I'm your huckleberry...

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    All kinds of screwed up.....if it really is true....which it may well be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Eliminate overdoses? WTF?

    It used to be quite common for drug addicts to be sent to prison for theft and drugs offences on short sentences of a couple of months then when they came out again they would go on a drugs binge or start taking to the same level they did before being sent down and overdose due to their tolerance to drugs being lower than when they went inside.
    "all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke.
    "the world is a dangerous place place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who do not do anything about it" Albert Einstein

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    So if they OD whats the downside?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    So if they OD whats the downside?
    It's all good from here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard Dave View Post
    It used to be quite common for drug addicts to be sent to prison for theft and drugs offences on short sentences of a couple of months then when they came out again they would go on a drugs binge or start taking to the same level they did before being sent down and overdose due to their tolerance to drugs being lower than when they went inside.

    Yeah, I'm trying to find the downside to this, no really I'm looking hard.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard Dave View Post
    It used to be quite common for drug addicts to be sent to prison for theft and drugs offences on short sentences of a couple of months then when they came out again they would go on a drugs binge or start taking to the same level they did before being sent down and overdose due to their tolerance to drugs being lower than when they went inside.
    Sounds like a self- correcting problem all away around to me.
    SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM

    "It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
    -Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"

    Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
    -General Omar Bradley, United States Army

    Renniger-Richards-Griswold-Owens

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    Yep, I'm thinking let them OD (if they're gonna use again), can't really see a downside - cold I know, but real.

 

 

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