Drug Deaths (letter)by Dr Arnold JagoNews Weekly
, August 11, 2001
So the NSW Government says Sydney's heroin injecting room is "saving lives". They would, wouldn't they?
Such lies will continue killing young people until politicians find they can't survive in power unless they take drugs seriously - as an issue which won't be solved by band-aids and platitudes.
Yes, the odd abuser can be helped with an oxygen mask when he collapses inside an injecting facility.
What about the increased numbers of young people using drugs outside somewhere?
People starting on drugs in the knowledge that the Government isn't committed to stamping out drugs, but considers them an inevitable part of normal life - to be tolerated, "harm-minimised" and swept under the carpet.
Don't forget that in Switzerland, overdose deaths tripled
in the five years after injecting rooms first opened.Dr Arnold Jago,