Friday, December 08, 2006

Lebanon: Addiction treatment a casualty of war

Addiction treatment in Lebanon, never adequately understood or supported, has dropped lower on the government's list of priorities in the wake of the 34-day war with Israel, reports the Lebanon Daily Star. People arrested on drug possession charges who are able to get a slot in one of the few private clinics can get treatment; otherwise they go to prison. The Star's informative report is worth reading.

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