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50 years of methadone treatment

Fifty years ago, America was gripped by a heroin crisis. Addiction had risen rapidly after the second world war, and centred on New York City, where approximately half of the…

The Glasgow fix rooms: a shift in attitude towards addiction?

Glasgow City Joint Integration Board has approved a plan for ‘fix rooms’, which would, in principle, provide medical-grade heroin for drug users to inject in supervised hospital rooms. Glasgow has…