Working to keep smoking dangerous pt2

Quick follow-up to the last post regarding Russian “harm augmentation”. Susan Richards in Transition writes in more detail about academic, medical and political responses within Russia. However, the official view, articulated earlier this year by Russia’s [chief public health officer] Gennady Onishchenko, is that “substitution therapy is a first step towards the legalization of drugs.” […]

Working to keep smoking as dangerous as possible…

From the New York Times (The Needle Nexus)…. Moscow’s drug policy could be called harm augmentation: discourage drug use by making it as dangerous as possible. Arseniy and David, for example, can’t direct addicts to methadone clinics, since methadone — the global gold standard rehabilitation method — is illegal in Russia Kind of sounds like […]