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El Juan's Photo El Juan 10 Aug 2018

Norway, which has one of the highest deadly drug overdose rates in Europe, will test prescribing free heroin to the most serious addicts to improve their living conditions, the government said on Friday.

The Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs has been tasked with proposing an experimental project to identify patients likely to benefit from the programme, to examine the implementation method, and to calculate the costs.

"We hope that this will provide a solution that will give... a better quality of life to some addicts who are today out of our reach and whom current programmes do not help enough," Health Minister Bente Hoie wrote on Facebook.

Norway has one of the highest overdose mortality rates in Europe, with 81 deaths per million in 2015 after Estonia (132 deaths per million) and Sweden (88 deaths per million), according to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

Already adopted or tested in Switzerland, the Netherlands and Denmark, medical heroin therapy is controversial, but supporters argue that in addition to improving the quality of life of addicts and lowering overdose mortality, it reduces crime and the costs associated with it.

The first treatments under the project will begin in 2020 at the earliest, the health ministry said in a statement.

The initiative could benefit up to 400 drug addicts, according to the daily Aftenposten.
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rayajr's Photo rayajr 10 Aug 2018

Why not? It's not like they're functioning members of society anyways.
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El Juan's Photo El Juan 10 Aug 2018

 rayajr, on 10 August 2018 - 11:39 AM, said:

Why not? It's not like they're functioning members of society anyways.

Some are.
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WhenWeWereKings's Photo WhenWeWereKings 10 Aug 2018

 El Juan, on 10 August 2018 - 11:45 AM, said:



Some are.
You talkiní about your Daddy?
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jimbag's Photo jimbag 10 Aug 2018

 El Juan, on 10 August 2018 - 11:45 AM, said:



Some are.
You don't seriously consider yourself functioning, do you? Those pills are stronger than I thought.
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rayajr's Photo rayajr 10 Aug 2018

Do functioning people need free heroin?
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El Juan's Photo El Juan 10 Aug 2018

 WhenWeWereKings, on 10 August 2018 - 12:35 PM, said:

You talkiní about your Daddy?

He would have fit right in with JB back in the day.
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El Juan's Photo El Juan 10 Aug 2018

 rayajr, on 10 August 2018 - 12:44 PM, said:

Do functioning people need free heroin?

People with severe pain. Should cancer patients be allowed to work?
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rayajr's Photo rayajr 10 Aug 2018

 El Juan, on 10 August 2018 - 12:48 PM, said:



People with severe pain. Should cancer patients be allowed to work?
Depending on the severity but probably not. If Im sick and it's 50-50 or worse, im gonna be high as fuck. Work can suck my cock.
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El Juan's Photo El Juan 10 Aug 2018

 rayajr, on 10 August 2018 - 01:18 PM, said:


Depending on the severity but probably not. If Im sick and it's 50-50 or worse, im gonna be high as fuck. Work can suck my cock.

Some people have dependents to support.
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 El Juan, on 10 August 2018 - 12:47 PM, said:

He would have fit right in with JB back in the day.
are you suggesting that your dad is a halfling with hairy feet?
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 El Juan, on 10 August 2018 - 11:45 AM, said:

Some are.

Only if they are rich or new to it. Give it a few weeks
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