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An overdose of cowardice

Norwegian drug policy refuses doctors to save lives. The Norwegian program for drug-assisted treatment is too strict and too small.

[13. April 2007] It is both easy and popular to claim that Norwegian drug policy has failed. The statistics of overdose deaths are brutal, addicts are relapsed when living side by side with drug addicts at hospices, and preventative work does not prevent a steady influx of new recruits into the drug environment, especially every summer. But this is not where the worst problems lie. The biggest problem in Norwegian drug policy is the fear of trying something new.

In this issue of Ny Tid you will meet, among others, Kai-Ove Lipski from Sandefjord. He was a heroin addict when he met doctor Martin Haraldsen, who decided to help him out. . .

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