This episode explores the issue of prescribing heroin to people with heroin problems, a practice with a long history and usually today termed Heroin Assisted Treatment or HAT. The episode draws on a recent research project exploring the controversial work of Dr John Marks in the late 1980s and early 1990s. A paper describing the project is available here, as well as a shorter discussion of some of the issues here.
- @FMeasham It’s a sorry state of affairs, Fiona. Tells us much about the politics of drug policy. 15 hours ago
- Fascinating to me that this is described as a ‘pilot’... twitter.com/hannahpoulter8… 1 day ago
- @AlexStevensKent @Drug_Science Excellent news! Really important work. Look forward to seeing the outcomes. 4 days ago