Plans for Hants tax payers fund addicts choice treatment

In a new controversial pilot scheme to be tested by health bosses in Hampshire, heroin addicts will help to decide how the tax payers money will be spent on treating their addiction.

Hampshire health bosses say that addicts are being encouraged to look at non-traditional forms of treatment, have no direct access to tax payers cash and cannot prescribe themselves the heroin replacement Methadone.

Cash can be spent on life coaches, parenting courses, drama or art classes and complimentary therapies such as acupuncture.

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written by Jo Richardson, on 2009-06-11 09:17.