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What is the health policy of Your country, when it is about opiate/heroin addict

  1. lafamillia profile image80
    lafamilliaposted 6 years ago

    What is the health policy of Your country, when it is about opiate/heroin addicts?

    I was wondering, what is the current policy of different countries - when it is about treatments of heroin addicts? I must point out that this question IS MOSTLY RELATED ( please send answers as most detailed as it can be with "upper limits", "starting dosages", "take-home" policies,can you get on prescription for opiate addiction code of decease...etc) ,FOR POLICIES in country that apply on opiate substitution therapies and WHAT are the medications that addicts/patients CAN get for maintenance/therapy?

  2. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    well i think your asking a bit much in the way of detail but i can say that in Canada we have safe injection sites(which i think is stupid).

  3. lafamillia profile image80
    lafamilliaposted 6 years ago


    Safe injection sites, ARE GREAT WAY FOR PROTECTING COMMUNITY FROM INFECTIVE DECEASES (HEPATITIS AND HIV)!!! So, monitoring and supervising are something that Canada should be proud!! Also, the H.A.T treatment - medical heroin for those hard addicts , is something that Canada should also be proud of! Canada, in general, is among those countries that have THE BEST POLICY for drug addicts. Methadone, l-methadone, slow-release morphine, morphine for IV (medical heroin) - H.A.T , safe injection sites - these are things that WHOLE WORLD SHOULD GO FOR!!!!! Serbia has no needle exchange, no NOTHING except Methadone Treatment!

  4. thelyricwriter profile image93
    thelyricwriterposted 6 years ago

    Suboxone is the best program I believe. That is in the America though. I have seen many friends do a complete 360 on this medicine. They usually do group therapy as well with this program. It is a tablet or strip that is put under your tongue. The results have been remarkable and I would suggest it to anyone on these drugs. It is given in 8mg tabs or strips. You start out at 2 usually. Once you take it, you won't be in pain from withdrawl anymore. It will change your life for good. You won't even think about that stuff anymore. Usually you go to a doctor and they write you a few to get filled and you come back to the office and take it. Once you have no side effects, they write you a script for a week, two, three, or a month, Every doctor is different. They have a 1-800 but I don't know it. Type suboxone number in Google and it should pop up. Hope this helps.

  5. Borsia profile image44
    Borsiaposted 6 years ago

    I've never heard of any treatment policy other than prison down here. If you are a citizen you probably won't get much time for heroin but you will for cocaine. They will almost always brand you as a cartel member or a gang member so a few months in the slammer.
    If you are a foreigner they will see how much they can get out of you and your family then, after a few months, deport you. If you, or your people, don't have much money you will get up to several years.