Unsuccessful Heroin Addiction Treatment – Methadone – Hits the Czech Republic
Other countries often follow what happens in the U.S. I was raised in Canada, I was always told that we were 10 years behind the U.S. In some ways, that’s a blessing. As the people in the Czech Republic are soon to find out – they’re going to get methadone to “treat” heroin addicts.
We’re going to export yet another unsuccessful ‘treatment – one that gets heroin addicts addicted to another drug instead of helping them get off drugs altogether.
There are plenty of addiction help programs that actually get people off drugs successfully. Why aren’t we exporting them?
But that’s really the way America works these days. Big Pharma makes sure of it. Got a problem, take a drug. Got a drug problem, take another drug.
The worst thing about this is that it actually looks like a solution. And when you have a solution to a problem, you stop looking for one. Which means that, just like in America, people all over the Czech Republic will be addicted to methadone and actually think they don’t have a drug problem. And many of the officials, doctors, and other professionals will think the same.
If treatment options aren’t working, find out what’s wrong with them and fix it. Don’t just give up and park the person on another drug.
Oh, I know this post will bring a lot of methadone addicts out of the woodwork to tell me what an ignorant idiot I am. And some people who will write in really do need to be on methadone – they’ve tried everything else, or their living in chronic pain.
But, the vast majority do not need it.
If you suspect you may be one of them, and would like to live your life without having to make a trip to the methadone clinic every day, contact addiction help services to find out more about your options.