Methadone is six times more addictive than heroin.
It is almost impossible to get free of a methadone addiction.
How do I know this?
Because for 44 years, since 1967, I have been dealing with addictions issues, for the first ten years running an abstinence program that is still turning our clean and sober citizens today.
I have never met an addict who profited in any way from using methadone.
Now, pharmacists, doctors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists - they're a whole other bag of tea.
They make money on this poison. They build careers. They get to speak in public.
Here is yesterdays headline in the Vancouver Courier:
Residents oppose methadone clinic proposal in troubled Vancouver neighbourhood
Strathcona association pans planThe coverage by staff writer Sandra Thomas is, as always, excellent.
Let me assure you that this story has been going on for close to 50 years now. With startling regularity, some genius or other decides it's time to spread more of this disease. And, as always, the pusher (pharmacy/doctor/shrink) wants the latest clinic opened across from a school.
Let me assure you that this is what happens outside methadone clinics.
Dope fiends shoot dope.
So, methadone or no methadone, the addicts will be dealing drugs and behaving like sewer rats, all in full view of the neighborhood.
Their idiocy will infect everything around them. depend on it.
Their is no better place for a new methadone clinic.
Because methadone is a failed idea.
t simply doesn't work.
It only clouds the issue and makes matters worse.
Citizens in the Strathcona neighbourhood are right to oppose this sickness with all their might.