The drug trap

The drug trap It's good to see the Yukon government is trying to get drug-addicted jail inmates off their methadone. Keeping anyone dependent on that stuff is a hopelessly inadequate answer. It's probably just as bad as being on heroin anyway! No, I'm n

It’s good to see the Yukon government is trying to get drug-addicted jail inmates off their methadone. Keeping anyone dependent on that stuff is a hopelessly inadequate answer. It’s probably just as bad as being on heroin anyway!

No, I’m not an expert on either of those drugs. Thank God I’ve never had to get involved. But I have had some experience of having issues with doctors over drugs they prescribed, or dare I say, inflicted on me.

Quite a few years ago, I may have needed some medication to get me through a short problem. But it turned into a long-term difficulty because of a quack who insisted on keeping me medicated on an on-going basis.

I couldn’t accept the situation because the doctor couldn’t accept the idea that I’d never be OK until I’d be off the medication and not need it anymore.

I had fallen under the influence of a bad doctor who didn’t have my best interests at heart. He was abusing me and abusing the system.

Things got worse and I got stuck in a hospital drugged all the more! I wondered if I’d ever get free from them. But I did.

It’s been many years since I’ve been in such an unacceptable situation. But I’d never have survived without breaking all contact with anyone involved in this abuse.

Drugs are not the answer!

Stewart Jamieson

Whitehorse