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Tuesday, July 27, 2004 

Newsflash: Treating addiction as a health problem is more productive than treating it as a justice problem

New Brunswick's Liberal Leader proposes that the province invest in more methadone programs for addicts, saying that a cost-benefit analysis shows that it would be more than worthwhile.
- 'N.B Liberals say methadone programs worthwhile'; globe and mail; tuesday, july 7, 2004
While there are some problems here the reporter doesn't clarify - statistical stuff mostly - this is encouraging.  Incidentally, I'd also like to know a little more about why I can trust a study done by the research unit of a political party.  (The fact that the results sound right to me is irrelevant.)

It's always better to treat the patient, and not the symptoms... didn't patch adams teach you anything? =P

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