Heroin: The solution?

An approach to ending heroin addiction that actually works, but is far too sensible to be adopted in here in the States.

Drugs charities called yesterday for Britain to abandon its tough approach to heroin use after research showed one European city had cut the number of new addicts by transforming the image of heroin into a “loser drug”.

The UK should follow the example of Zurich, which adopted a liberal drug policy a decade ago, and has seen an 82 per cent decline in new users of heroin, experts say.

Whoa, best not do that here. Prisons might become dangerously empty. That in turn would mean the end of the gravy train for prison guards, for the contractors who build prisons and the suppliers who supply them, and for the politicians who howl about gittin’ tough on crime. Can’t have that be happening.

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