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Today’s hot topic: Is free heroin the answer to drug addiction?


UP to 15 drug addicts in Middlesbrough are to be given medical grade heroin twice a day in a scheme backed by the government.

The thinking is that freeing the addicts from the constant need to fund drug deals, usually by crime, means they can use their time ‘to engage with agencies to improve their lives and return to mainstream society’.

Would the money be better spent putting them into compulsory abstinence-based rehab? Discuss!

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