Could changing times addicts' get treatment cut crime?

Basildon Recorder: Plans to cut crime by changing drug treatment times Plans to cut crime by changing drug treatment times

A PHARMACIST has said plans to change the way drug addicts collect their medication could cause even more anti-social behaviour.


Armrik Wilkhu said the proposals mooted by the Basildon Community Safety Partnership (CSP) might lead to users gathering at the same time and could even “discriminate” against those who are trying to hold down employment while kicking their habit.
 

Earlier lastweek the Echo told how the CSP - which is made up of Basildon Council, police and other organisations - had asked staff at the Timberlog Pharmacy at Stacey’s Corner to “review” the times they dish out methadone to heroin addicts.
 

The move came as the authorities try to clamp down on drug-related crime outside the parade of shops. A bench used by dealers has already been removed.


But Mr Wilkhu claims the move could cause more problems than it solves by causing larger groups of users to congregate.
 

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8:03am Mon 15 Oct 12

asbo industries inc says...

on methadone and holding down employment? wilkhu you have no clue
on methadone and holding down employment? wilkhu you have no clue asbo industries inc

8:38am Mon 15 Oct 12

Brunning999 says...

Parasites!
Parasites! Brunning999

8:51am Mon 15 Oct 12

fletch12107 says...

Make them collect it at 0500 so that they can experience what its like for thousands of others who have to get up for work.
Make them collect it at 0500 so that they can experience what its like for thousands of others who have to get up for work. fletch12107

8:56am Mon 15 Oct 12

Nebs says...

Why remove the bench when the authorities should be removing the drug dealers.
Why remove the bench when the authorities should be removing the drug dealers. Nebs

9:22am Mon 15 Oct 12

perini says...

Nebs wrote:
Why remove the bench when the authorities should be removing the drug dealers.
Because it's easier to inconvenience the law abiding public instead of the Police having to do what they are paid for and arrest the culprits. It's the easy option again!
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Why remove the bench when the authorities should be removing the drug dealers.[/p][/quote]Because it's easier to inconvenience the law abiding public instead of the Police having to do what they are paid for and arrest the culprits. It's the easy option again! perini

9:31am Mon 15 Oct 12

Warriorisme says...

I am on methadone and hold down employment in a care home.
And no, I was not a heroin addict.
I am on methadone and hold down employment in a care home. And no, I was not a heroin addict. Warriorisme

9:59am Mon 15 Oct 12

Eric Whim says...

the Council removed the bench so that the drug dealers would have nowhere to sit. Best they knock those walls down then too.
the Council removed the bench so that the drug dealers would have nowhere to sit. Best they knock those walls down then too. Eric Whim

11:59am Mon 15 Oct 12

iknoweverything says...

Warriorisme wrote:
I am on methadone and hold down employment in a care home.
And no, I was not a heroin addict.
maybe, but i bet youre not on 90ml+ like these lot usually are - And i bet you dont top up with a bit of heroin later on.
[quote][p][bold]Warriorisme[/bold] wrote: I am on methadone and hold down employment in a care home. And no, I was not a heroin addict.[/p][/quote]maybe, but i bet youre not on 90ml+ like these lot usually are - And i bet you dont top up with a bit of heroin later on. iknoweverything

2:51pm Mon 15 Oct 12

asbo industries inc says...

methodone is more addictive than heroin.
methodone is more addictive than heroin. asbo industries inc

3:02pm Mon 15 Oct 12

Brunning999 says...

Warriorisme wrote:
I am on methadone and hold down employment in a care home.
And no, I was not a heroin addict.
Why are you on this drug other than being a weak person.

Have strength and conviction to come off drugs, only you can do it nobody and nothing else can save you from this evil.
[quote][p][bold]Warriorisme[/bold] wrote: I am on methadone and hold down employment in a care home. And no, I was not a heroin addict.[/p][/quote]Why are you on this drug other than being a weak person. Have strength and conviction to come off drugs, only you can do it nobody and nothing else can save you from this evil. Brunning999

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