Letters Heroin prescription to misusers

Prejudice based medicine?

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39465.509884.3A (Published 24 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:173
  1. Roger Weeks, GP
  1. 1London SW14 7DF
  1. roger{at}safescript.org

    Treating heroin addition is about changing the addict’s behaviour.1 2 This is not a moral issue. We are not trying to save their souls or turn them away from depravity. The point of treating our vulnerable heroin addicts is five-fold:

    • To help them come off street heroin

    • To reduce harm …

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