Friday, 5 August 2016
It Really Makes One Want To Laugh or More Appropriately . . . . Cry:
THE GOVERNMENT SAYS IT WANTS
TO REDUCE DRUG ADDICTION OF
ALL TYPES, YET GOES ON BUYING
7.38 MILLION DOSES OF EXPENSIVE
ADDICTIVE DRUGS EVERY DAY !
To give away “FREE” to nearly 2.6 million mainly involuntary drug addicts who have been prescribed into addiction by psychiatric pushers of pharmaceutical drugs – all paid for by British taxpayers !
Sounds ridiculous doesn't it ?
But that's only because it IS ridiculous and, even though many politicians today know this, it is because, over the last half century, MPs of every colour from across the House do not want to admit that, when they were in power, they also allowed themselves to be conned into believing that this ridiculous prescribing policy could perhaps somehow and at some time deliver an addiction free United Kingdom !
As a result, whilst the present government runs the same ridiculous policy, the present loyal opposition are reluctant to criticise or attempt to have it thrown out, because the Government will tar them with their own brush, as a means of escaping that same criticism of themselves.
So before we get into the pros and cons of this ridiculous and appalling situation, let us be clear that we are not here considering the many none addictive drugs and medicines which can do so much good for our ageing and longer-living population. Medications produced by ethical members of the pharmaceutical industry to make life easier, healthier and happier for a majority of our people.
We are here concerned only about those drugs such as the benzodiazepines, the opioid pain killers, the “Z” drugs, the anti-psychotics, methadone, Subutex and Suboxone, etc., etc., all of which impose lifelong addiction and / or hypnotic commands on patients' lives for the sole purpose of helping them overcome the often appalling “cold-turkey” effects of withdrawing from the involuntary drug addictions into which they have been iatrogenically precipitated by psychiatric, N.H.S. and G.P. reckless prescribing.
What makes one want to cry rather than laugh, is the fact that whilst Parliament is worried about the loss over two years of £2 BILLION by the Royal Bank of Scotland, or the cost of £2+ BILLION a year for 10 years for the building of a new nuclear power station, or the cost of renewing Trident, etc., Members of Parliament go on hiding the culpability into which they were so naively conned, by going on tacitly approving totally wasteful spending of £11.088 BILLION EVERY SINGLE YEAR on maintaining 2.6 MILLION legal drug addicts instead of curing them.
AND THAT £11+ BILLION A YEAR IS FOR THE LIFETIMES OF THOSE 2.6 MILLION. - PLUS – a similar amount for the lifetimes of those just NOW being prescribed into the same addictive lifestyles, instead of being cured.
This is because MPs are RIGHT NOW STILL BEING CONNED into believing the profit hungry psycho-pharm fraternity who pretend that drug addiction cannot be cured, and who thus ruthlessly condemn any procedure or organisation that CAN cure addiction - because a cured addict is a lost profitable psycho-pharmaceutical client !
Which is not only ridiculous – IT IS CRIMINAL !
Bringing addicts to lasting recovery of the relaxed non-criminal state of abstinence into which they were born, costs an average of £29,000 to £39,000 depending on local property and wages costs – ON A PAYMENT BY RESULTS BASIS.
i.e. on a basis where the fee for their stay is only £9,000 for their bed, board and toiletries if they fail to remain abstinent for a six to 12 month medically validated period of continuous, lasting and proven recovery.
This means that, if the cost of curing each addict averaged £34,000, the £11+ BILLION each year the Exchequer currently pays out to maintain the current number of U.K. prescribed addicts (IF THE NECESSARY PREMISES AND TRAINED STAFF WERE IMMEDIATELY TOMORROW AVAILABLE) would in fact pay for the curing of 326,118 addicts each year, so that all the present 2.6 million addicts could in theory be cured in the next 8 years, with the current addict maintenance cost also falling every year, as the number of such addicts reduces each year.
However, in practice because it would take some two to three years to convert and retrain existing rehab executives and staffs and fully set up the required network of some 300 x 40 bed residential recovery centres, it would take closer to 40 years to clear the present 2.6 Million prescription addicts, when allowing for the fact that up to half of the 2 million older patients would likely die during that timespan.
Fortunately, There Is A Quicker Route To Massive N.H.S Savings.
Of the £11,088,000,000 being annually spent to maintain prescription addicts, the government's National Audit Office reports that £8.46 billion is spent just on the 180,000 of former illegal recreational addicts now on methadone, buprenorphine or other Opioid Substitution Therapy, and that, unlike most of the involuntarily addicted elderly, most of these OST addicts are not in care or nursing facilities.
By initially limiting the curing of addiction to this smaller and more costly group, and assuming it will take three years to fully establish the 300 x 40 bed recovery centres and the trained executives and staff they will need to tackle the 2.4 million of involuntarily addicted mainly older people, it would take less than 8 years to take the current 180,000 out of the OST treatment system and return them to a more normal and productive life.
This would save over £30 BILLION over that 8 year period. Then, as those OST addict numbers reduced, the residential recovery centres could start turning their attention to the bigger and longer job of recovering the 2.4 million of involuntarily addicted people in nursing or care homes.
In fact it is more than likely, after addiction recovery centres start proving themselves, that some nursing homes would wish to send their executives and staff for the training required to let them start delivering relaxed withdrawal on their already established premises.
In addition, with the size and seriousness of the involuntary addiction problem and its massive costs being increasingly recognised, in that same period it is not optimistic to assume that the Government will move to ensure that the number of patients being prescribed into that condition are drastically curtailed.
IT IS IN FACT THE SHEER SIZE OF THE PRESCRIBED ADDICTION PROBLEM, THE MASSIVE COSTS OF ITS ERADICATION AND THE TIME IT WILL TAKE TO BRING IT TO A HALT, WHICH DOES MOST TO EXPOSE THE MASSIVE PROBLEM IT ACTUALY IS, AND THE NEED FOR URGENT, POSITIVE AND COUNTRYWIDE IMMEDIATE ACTION.
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