Friday, February 15, 2008

Treatment Works

This may be the best piece ever written about addictions the Vancouver Sun has ever published.

It is clear, knowledgable, hopeful and bang on.

The author is Douglas Coleman a local doctor who treats addicts.

Highlights:

- In spite of free needles, Hep C and HIV rates have skyrocketed.

- Addictions respond to treatments, including residential treatment, prolonged periods resident in support revoery facilities and 12-step programs.

- Absitinence is critical.

- Coercive treatment can be effective.

Of course, all of this flies in the face of the woefully misinformed, like Larry Campbell and Sam Sullivan.

He is a doctor and he works this territory. Read it and read it again.

1 comment:

Steve said...

Niiice...

In the Sun, yet, too!

I'm sending this link out...