Sunday, 24 July 2016
The REAL Reason For Prescribing METHADONE.
Confirmation of Conspiracy From Another Source:
The Prescribed Methadone User:
Confirmation of what? Confirmation that psycho-pharmacological ‘therapies’ based on habit management or “maintenance dosing” reduce neither addiction nor the crime which daily accompanies drug usage in order to finance it.
Confirmation also that current so-called anti-drug strategies are clearly orientated towards making more turnover and more profit for the drug companies instead of being aimed at curing drug addiction.
In August 1999, The BIG ISSUE in the North Trust issued a 48 page A4 report, written by an M.P. and entitled “DRUGS at the Sharp End”, detailing his investigation into the results of psycho-pharmacological treatment – most specifically methadone maintenance – and this was accompanied by the following single page Executive Summary:
THE BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS FROM THE DRUGS RESEARCH REPORT.
KEY FINDINGS FROM THE REPORT:
With regard to drug users interviewed:
* A third of the drug users had been in contact with services for more than five years. 12% had been in service for over 10 years.
* A third felt they had been attending drug services for too long. These were split equally between those who felt services were making little effort to help them become drug free and those who felt they weren’t ready to stop using.
* Of those on prescribed methadone, 80% also used street drugs on a weekly basis, particularly heroin. 44% of those on prescribed methadone also used heroin on a daily basis.
* Although a quarter of users said they received counselling, twice as many said it was important.
* The services that users said they received were mainly medical interventions such as methadone prescriptions.
* 17% of those on prescribed methadone are injecting heroin at least occasionally and are not using needle exchanges.
* Only 11% were working, over half (61%) lived in rented accommodation, more than half (54%) had lost regular contact with their children.
* Breakdown in relationships, crime and an inability to gain employment were all prominent features of their lives and were directly related to their drug usage.
* Although half of users wanted more community based drug services, only a third said that G.Ps were the best place to receive drug services.
In addition, service providers felt that services were not adequately meeting the level of demand. In particular, they felt that stimulant users (e.g. crack, cocaine and amphetamines) were not well catered for.
WHAT A TOTAL DENIAL, REJECTION AND CONDEMNATION OF VESTED INTEREST CLAIMS FOR THE SO-CALLED ‘VALUE’ AND EFFICACY OF PSYCHO-PHARMACEUTICAL TREATMENT !
- PARTICULARLY METHADONE -
Let’s take a closer look at those claims and the results which are revealed by the highly respected BIG ISSUE in the North's report.
Methadone was recommended to government by psychiatric and pharmaceutical advisers as definitely procuring abstinence for life via “a methadone reduction programme” - but 55% of those interviewed had been on methadone for from 1 to 5 years, and 45% had been on methadone for from over 5 to more than 10 years !
Methadone was recommended to government by psycho-pharms as stopping heroin usage, but it does so in only 20% of cases and 44% use heroin on a daily basis !
Methadone was recommended to government by psycho-pharms as so-called “harm reduction” - but 17% continue to inject heroin without benefit of needle exchange ! In addition the methadone itself causes a wide range of unhealthy and uncomfortable side-effects and in most cases shortens the user’s life.
Methadone was recommended to government ny psycho-pharms as permitting opiate users to live a “basically normal life” in full time employment – but 89% are not working and so are receiving Unemployment Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support, Family Allowances, extra National Health Benefits and other support, all paid for by the U.K. taxpayer.
Methadone was recommended to government by psycho-pharm advisers as helping to restore family relationships - but breakdown in relationships are a prominent feature of their lives, and 54% had lost regular contact with their children.
Methadone was recommended to government by psycho-pharms as reducing crime by stopping heroin usage - but with 44% on daily heroin and 80% on weekly heroin (plus other illicit drugs), the necessity for acquisitive crime to support procurement of such illegal supplies is virtually as high as ever, and many police feel that daily methadone supplies are regarded by users merely as a welcome free opiate supply which gives them more time to plan better crimes with less likelihood of their being caught !
Normally at this point one could expect to think: “Need we say more”, and could assume that government would look at these stark facts and do something about them. But they don’t hear and they don’t see, because for years vested interests have been covering decision-makers’ eyes and ears with fancy PR statements and lying lobbying.
But our government is not blind and neither is it deaf nor stupid nor evil. It is merely deliberately and totally misinformed by those which tradition says they should trust.
It is therefore these blindfolds, ear-plugs and deliberately misleading words which the Society for an Addiction Free Europe (SAFE) strives to remove.
When the above totally independent investigation and report is examined from a societal cost and economic damage viewpoint, we find there are some 180,000 daily prescribed U.K. methadone addicts, and observers estimate the various methadone doses to be costing the NHS some £4.00 to £9,00 a day for each addict depending on the dose size.
However, more accurately, the Government's own National Audit Office reports that the cost of the drug alone is only the thin end of government expenditure, and that because of the involvement of psychiatrists, other doctors, hospitals, A&E departments, dispensing centres, police, courts, their officers and officials, and the whole of the benefits system, the average cost to the exchequer of each and every prescribed methadone addict is well in excess of £47,000 per annum.
Unfortunately, as these costs are spread across the budgets of several different government Departments, they are not apparent, as they get hidden amongst similar expenditures on other citizens for other reasons.
This gives departmental Ministers and Officials good excuses to claim or pretend that addiction is “not our problem”, and to refer any concerned electors to the Department of Health.
As a consequence, the average annual spending of £47,000 on each of the 180,000 currently prescribed methadone users costs our taxpayers £8.46 BILLION pounds a year, every year for an average of 40 years.
The only challenge to these figures has been made by the revered Centre for Drug Misuse Research, whose own in-depth investigations calculated average government spending per methadone addict to be closer to £59,000 per annum. The Government's former National Treatment Agency (effectively relaunched as Public Health England) agreed with the National Audit Office's figures in order to minimise that agency's culpability.
All this massive annual spending arises as a result of just two factors:
1) the swallowing by successive governments of psycho-pharm fraternity false claims that heroin addiction is incurable, coupled with,
2) the equally false set of claims (reinforced and spread around by massive black propaganda) that the one major organisation on Earth, which actually can and does cure drug addiction, is comprised of people who are even more weird than psychiatrists !
With 50 years experience at over 100 centres (including prison units) in 49 countries, self-help addiction recovery training expands every year, by helping 55 to 69+% to succeed in recovering from their addiction.
By recovery they mean returning to the natural state of non-criminal lasting relaxed abstinence into which 99% of the population is born.
And whilst (based on government statistics) each prescribed methadone addict will on average cost the U.K. Taxpayer £1,880,000 over the next 40 years, it costs only £29,000 to £39,000 ONCE ONLY to cure an addicted methadone or heroin user – which is an average lifetime saving per cured addict of ONE MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED AND FORTY SIX THOUSAND POUNDS PER ADDICT ! Even in the first year, this is an average saving of £13,000, and then an average saving of £47,000 for each year thereafter for an average of 40 years.
And – importantly - the above figures are for “cured addicts”, not just for “treatment”. Because self-help addiction recovery training is offered to groups of four addicts enrolled together at the same time by a Local Authority on a “Payment by Results” basis. i.e. if not still abstinent at the end of 12 months from commencement of their training programme, up to £25,000 of each individual's training fee will be waived.
In other words, whilst (according to the National Audit Office) a prescribed methadone addict costs the U.K. taxpayer at least £11,750 every 3 months, a prescribed methadone addict who (during his or her 13 week residential self-help addiction recovery training programme) fails to reach lasting abstinence, only costs the taxpayer £9,000 plus any family or housing benefits he or she may normally be in receipt of.
And that £9,000 feeds them, provides toiletries and houses them.
Even a child can see the benefit of such Payment by Results self-help addiction recovery training programmes, but psychiatric Professor John Strang preferred to kill off Payment by Results in favour of daily profitable methadone dosing for some 180,000+ prescribed methadone addicts every day for the next 40 years!
THAT'S THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT LEGAL OPIOID SUBSTITUTION (so-called) “THERAPY” BASED ON DAILY METHADONE DOSING !