Effective Drug Rehabilitation

Effective Drug Rehabilitation Opposes Prescribed Heroin Trial in Canada

The Canadian government approves and pays for a clinical trial to give heroin and methadone to over 400 addicts.

The North American Opiate Medication Initiative (NAOMI) began this week enrolling heroin addicts into a clinical trial that will give them more heroin, and it is funded by the Canadian Government.  NAOMI received $8.1 million for the trial from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. 

The study will last approximately 24 months including recruitment and administration and it will enlist participants in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.  Half of the participants will be given methadone, which is a synthetic opiate that has caused an increasing number of deaths in the U.S., and the other half will be given pharmaceutical-grade heroin.  It is a tactic which the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is also adamantly against.

Vancouver has recently been under scrutiny for its first government-protected 'safe' injection house, where heroin addicts were given a supervised place to shoot up.

While NAOMI claims that all of the participants will be transitioned at the end of the study to either methadone maintenance or some other form of treatment, the basis for the trial is a harm reduction approach, which adopts a defeatism viewpoint when it comes to rehabilitating addicts.  According to the Harm Reduction Coalition those who adhere to this frame of mind seek to only minimize the effects of drug use on society instead of seeking to eradicate drug abuse all together.

According to Gary W. Smith, CEO of Narconon Arrowhead, which is one of America's largest and most successful drug rehabilitation and education programs, "All you have to do is look at history to know that legalizing heroin for addicts will not stop drug addiction. 

Other countries have tried this and all that happened is they wound up with an increasing number heroin addicts that were unemployable and who faced numerous drug related health care issues that required more federal and state monies to support."  

The Narconon® Program has helped thousands of addicts over the last 38 years beat their addiction through the use of its rehabilitation methods researched and developed by American author and humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard.  In addition to an effective method of drug-free withdrawal from addictive drugs, the program also uses a unique and effective sauna detoxification procedure to eliminate physical cravings and a series of life skills courses to help addicts regain control over their lives.

To find out more about Narconon Arrowhead or to get help for a loved one in need call 1-800-468-6933.