Person on meth not drug free?

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A recovering opiate addict who is now on the methadone program was advised by his immediate supervisors not to tell the owners of the company he works for he's on the program.

Editor: I am opposed to increasing the methadone treatment here on P.E.I.  I appeared before a government committee on prescription drugs and demanded a provincial ombudsman investigate babies born hooked on methadone.

I challenged the erroneous statement that a person on methadone is drug free. If a person on methadone was drug free then babies wouldn’t be born hooked on methadone.

The Ghiz government has inspectors to investigate the over-prescribing of prescription drugs but no inspector to investigate prescribing methadone during pregnancies. Babies born hooked on methadone are simply irrelevant.

I had called for the closure of both the Hillsborough Hospital and Mount Herbert and build a youth addiction facility. Drug addicts will be able to trade an illegal addiction for a legal addiction and be on methadone for years.

I am writing a complaint to the P.E.I. Auditor General to investigate taxpayers paying to treat babies born hooked on methadone and doctors prescribing methadone for more than two years.

John W. A. Curtis,


Organizations: Hillsborough Hospital

Geographic location: Mount Herbert

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