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#Methadone clinic (Canada) that removed punitive sanctions boasts highest retention rate (95%)

See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society and Human Rights

In addition to the high retention rate the study shows a decrease of 66 per cent in the number of patients using illicit opiates. There was also a drop in cocaine use.

 

The difference at the Saint John clinic is that patients don’t have to take counseling, or pass drug tests to stay in the program.

“We showed that it’s the opposite result. By removing all punitive measures, we have nothing but fantastic results for the patients,”

See on www.cbc.ca

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