To get suitable opiates prescribed to heroin addicts

Gary Bryan
Gary Bryan 24 Comments
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It's time heroin addicts were treated fairly and not fobbed off with antiquated methadone and subutex prescriptions!

Methadone has it's place as a tool for treatment, and it enables countless addicts to function but for a lot of people it just doesn't work!
The prescribing of diamorphine or morphine sulphate in cases of addiction should be offered alongside methadone in a smokable and injectable form. (GP's have the option of prescribing diamorphine laced cigarettes for smokers)
This petition is about CHOICE first and foremost, and pushing for utilisation of all the opiates in the treatment of heroin addiction.
Methadone has around a 4% success rate (for eventual abstinence)
In Zurich they have prescribed injectable morphine in clinics and 'needle park' for the last ten years and have seen an 85% cut in the number of new addicts. This seems to be due to the de-glamourising of heroin use.
Clients attend the clinic three times a day and inject the diamorphine on the premises to avoid illicit street sales.
If we want to reduce drug related crime and health problems associated with injecting cut street heroin this is the way forward. We deserve to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect like any other patient. This is in line with current government harm reduction practices and it's time we made some advances in current addiction treatments.

Check my blog for updates/news and general moaning about the current situation of drug treatments in the UK

http://www.heroinjunkie.blogspot.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diamorphine-for-trouble-some-Heroin-Addicts/212917065413311

Update: A former front bench minister has said today that heroin and cocaine should be made available on prescription to long term addicts



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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jan 14, 2018
    Jan 14, 2018
    i am on 140ml past 2 year and wanted off it 16 montghs but my cat tea, refused
  • Lynne Armstrong
    Lynne Armstrong United Kingdom, Bognor Regis
    Mar 14, 2017
    Mar 14, 2017
    Heroin supply must not be left in the hands of criminals,
  • Graham macintosh
    Graham macintosh United Kingdom, Glasgow
    Mar 02, 2017
    Mar 02, 2017
    Ten years ive tried kicking meth. It doesnt work you need a redusuing diamophine sflcript
  • Khalid bhatt
    Khalid bhatt United Kingdom, Hammersmith
    Feb 24, 2017
    Feb 24, 2017
    Treatment should have choice.
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