SOCIETY for an ADDICTION FREE EUROPE (SAFE) in association with ADDICTION RECOVERY TRAINING SERVICES (ARTS) (self-help recovery training for voluntary and O.S.T. addicts) and ADDICTION WITHDRAWAL ADVISORY SERVICES & HELP (AWASH) (helping involuntarily addicted patients to recover from their drug medication)
Monday, 29 August 2016
Shouldn't We Now Start Training Addicts In Lasting Abstinence, Instead Of Just Going On Prescribing Addictive Killer Drugs as “Habit Management” ?
A QUICK, INEXPENSIVE & EASY
WAY OF TRAINING INDIVIDUALS
TO PERMANENTLY ESCAPE FROM
DRUG ADDICTION WAS
DEVELOPED IN 1966.
IT IS NOW AVAILABLE AT NEARLY
ONE HUNDRED CENTRES
(Including Prison Units)
IN 49 COUNTRIES.
Why then are so many U.K. addiction rehabilitation workers,
university researchers and local and national politicians
DELIBERATELY having the existence of that hugely
successful self-help addiction recovery training system
hidden from them, or having it falsely condemned ?
Is it in order to justify psycho-pharm pretend research into
“treatment” of addiction BY DRUG PRESCRIBING ?
Because the reason is definitely NOT because of “RESIDENTIAL SELF-HELP ADDICTION RECOVERY TRAINING” failing to work.
QUITE THE REVERSE.
It is because giving addicts personal knowledge and responsibility for THE CONTROL OF THEIR OWN LIVES takes away their dependency on psychiatric rehabilitation professionals and on prescription habit management “treatments”, and it is that “prescription” component and that on-going “rehabilitation” which certain “addiction workers”, and particularly the pharmaceutical companies backing them, want to see maintained, because they mean psychiatric “fees” for many and huge “profits” for the drug producers.
And we are NOT here talking about the rehab centre staffs who put in long caring hours to help addicts through their withdrawal and detox problems. We are talking about the desire of some pharmaceutical drug producers, and their psychiatric allies, to go on profitably producing and prescribing methadone, buprenorphine, disulfiram, naltrexone and Suboxone, etc., and ridiculously pretending that “habit management for life” is “just as good as a cure”.
It was some 45 years ago, in the early 1970s, that a worried government, seeing addictive heroin usage increasing, asked psychiatrists and the pharmaceutical industry for help, in the absurd belief that, because they knew all about drug production and prescribing, they would also know how to to cure addiction.
(Which is just as bad as the equally absurd belief that the manufacturers of the sharpest knives and scalpels will be the best surgeons.)
AS A RESULT, THE PSYCHO-PHARMS DID NOT OFFER AN ADDICTION CURE, AND NEVER HAVE. In fact they falsely claimed that addiction is incurable and that, as a result, “advised” that the best thing was to “manage” the addict's habit by providing him or her with free supplies of the addictive pain-killer: “diamorphine” (i.e. medical grade heroin).
Problem was, it quickly became clear that, because the effects of a heroin dose last only for 8 hours, three doses a day were required to “manage” each addict, and with the first dose at 8.00am, the next at 4.00pm and the last at midnight, there was a major dispensing problem, because you can never trust addicts with more than one dose at a time, as many will fail to resist taking an extra unscheduled dose, and are thus likely to become an over-dose emergency case and even die.
So the psycho-pharms instead proposed a 1937 German drug “methadone” because, a) its effects last 24 hours, b) it thus needs only one dose a day to be dispensed, and c) one daily dose procedure is less costly and time consuming than three doses.
However, they failed to stress that because the methadone was stronger and longer lasting than heroin, it was also much more dangerous and addictive.
In fact to combat this unwelcome fact, they proposed that, after “maintaining / stabilising” the addict on methadone for a short period, the managing psychiatrist or doctor should put the addict onto “a small-dose step-down programme” over a period of several months, until the prescribed daily dose was small enough for the addict to completely stop using.
Unfortunately, over the years, the government's National Treatment Agency was only ever able to report a 3% withdrawal rate from methadone addiction.
And even that rate of withdrawal is the same as the natural withdrawal rate due to the development of tolerance.
We must therefore face the fact that, if the Government has been conned into accepting the psycho-pharm LIE that “addiction cannot be cured”, then we must continue to pay from Taxpayer funds the more than £47,000 the Government's National Audit Office reports it costs across all government Departments to maintain each and every methadone prescribed addict EVERY YEAR for the rest of their lives !
With approaching 200,000 such prescription addicts, that's a total cost EVERY YEAR of £9.4 BILLION !
And this starts to approach the same amount of money the N.H.S. are over-spending EVERY YEAR.
In fact when you take account of the other 2.4 Million of mainly older NHS patients in their own homes or in care-homes, and add in the £72 Million pounds worth of addictive drugs they are prescribed and dosed with EVERY DAY, you are looking at another £2.6 BILLION EVERY YEAR of wasted Taxpayer funds to add to the above £9.4 BILLION.
A total of £12 BILLION spent every year – NOT ON CURING PATIENTS OF ANYTHING, but spent solely on maintaining them all in a nearly vegetative state of daily addiction.
Yes. £12 BILLION just on daily maintaining 2.4 Million involuntary addicts plus 200,000 much more costly former illicit addicts.
But this only takes account of the profitable 2.6 BILLION doses a year of pharmaceutical drugs that those 2.4 Million patients consume. It is without taking account of their food and accommodation costs and the taxpayer paid benefits many of them receive.
Nor are we talking here of the not quite as massive NHS spending on legitimate and effective medication which is anotherseparate set of costs.
We are talking only about £12 BILLION every year of N.H.S. spending JUST ON THE MAINTENANCE OF N.H.S. SPONSORED AND SUPPORTED DRUG ADDICTION.
AND THIS IS THE SOURCE OF ALL N.H.S. OVER-SPENDFING because it CURES NOTHING and is thus ALL WASTE.
It converts our National Health Service into a “National Wealth Service” serving the pharmaceutical industry and the psychiatric profession which pushes and prescribes that industry's products for payment by U.K. Taxpayers.
REMEMBER, WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT RESTRICTING ANY SUPPLIES OF GENERAL MEDICATION.
We are pointing out that supplies of addictive and / or hypnotic pharmaceutical drugs continuously maintain addiction in patients, cure no illness, disease, sickness or habit, achieve nothing else, and yet EACH MONTH cost the N.H.S. and the Taxpayer more than an extra £ONE BILLION POUNDS.
THAT is where the Department of Health, the National Health Service and Public Health England, etc., should be putting their attention.
Especially because the massive savings available would enable the Secretary of State for Health to better recruit and reward Junior Doctors, and to provide so many more resources to other sectors of our Health Service – AND STILL MAKE SAVINGS FOR TAXPAYERS.
But Ministers and Officials don't, and in many ways they can't, because they have for too long been quietly controlled by psychiatric and pharmaceutical advisers both inside and outside of Government.
The totally unnecessary massive spending on addictive and / or hypnotic pharmaceutical drugs which those “advisers” create, is the root cause of all the National Health Service's financial problems, because, in addition to curing nothing, that wasteful spending robs every other part of the N.H.S. and A&E Services of the resources essential to their effective and efficient operation – for the sake of “profit”.
£33,000,000 A DAY !
YES - THIRTY-THREE MILLION POUNDS A DAY – EVERY DAY !
One would expect that a live-wire Secretary of State for Health would have spotted this daily haemorrhaging of cash, because his post is concerned mainly with financial matters.
In fact he might have spotted it BUT, because he is skilled neither in doctoring nor in medication, he does not see the difference between a patient with a medical problem and an addict with a prescription problem, and instead continues to believe the profitable lies his friendly psychiatric and pharmaceutical advisers tell him !
Interestingly enough, some American States are now treating drug dealers who supply heroin doses which end up in a drug-overdose death as murder suspects.
But in the U.K., over the last five years, between 5 and 12 deaths per thousand as a result of prescribed methadone have been recorded. With between 200,000 and 250,000 a year of N.H.S. patients on methadone in that period, that's somewhere between 1,000 and 3,000 British addict deaths PER YEAR whilst IN N.H.S. TREATMENT !
That's more than deaths from heroin overdosing, but whilst the heroin deaths might increasingly be regarded as murders, the methadone deaths are probably better regarded as psychiatric executions in pursuit of pharmaceutical profits.
BUT A PROVEN PROGRAMME OF SELF-HELP ADDITION RECOVERY TRAINING, EFFECTIVE IN PROCURING LASTING ABSTINENCE IN 69+% OF CASES, HAS BEEN WIDELY KNOWN TO CURE BOTH HEROIN AND METHADONE ADDICTION, AT NEARLY 100 CENTRES IN 49 COUNTRIES, STARTING IN 1966 – 50 YEARS AGO !
As a result, those thousands of psycho-pharm methadone poisonings must now be regarded as a callous sacrifice of British addicts lives - solely to enhance psychiatric fee incomes and pharmaceutical profits.
IS THIS REALLY BRITAIN TODAY ?
If the Rt Honourable Jeremy Hunt would like to know more of the truth about huge N.H.S. abortive costs, waste and death prescribing, he can always ring to invite one of our executives for discussion on 01342 810151 any day between 11.00am and 9.00pm.
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