UK cocaine and heroin addicts getting extra drugs for good behaviourNovember 14th, 2007 - 2:28 am ICT by admin
The NTA admitted the practice was unethical and said it wanted to see certain practices “squeezed out of the system”.
The broadcaster reports a third of clinics in the survey said users who produced a drug-free urine sample might be offered increased doses of heroin substitute as a reward - known as “contingency management”.
According to The Sun, a quarter admits that clients can choose the type of substitute drugs they want.
The survey also found clinicians offering anti-depressants, cash vouchers or access to detox as a reward.
The NTA said offering drugs for anything other than clinical need was wrong.
The agency’s chief executive Paul Hayes told the BBC: “It isn’t a practice we would advocate.
He said doses of drugs should be determined by an individual’s needs and not by whether or not they were co-operating with the programme. (ANI)
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