But this just in for those of you who think there isn't an element of social control to drug treatment. JoinTogether.org reported this frightening tidbit:
The highly controversial Project Prevention, a North Carolina charity that gives cash payments to drug addicts who undergo sterilization or start on long-term birth control, is receiving a similar mixed reception as it expands into the United Kingdom.
Time magazine reported April 17 that Project Prevention founder Barbara Harris decided to form a U.K. chapter after 400 e-mails of support followed her appearance on a BBC Radio 4 program in February. The organization, which relies largely on private donations to subsidize its $300 payments to addicts, received $20,000 from an anonymous supporter to launch its U.K. effort.Sigh. Her goal of reducing the number of drug-exposed infants is a good one, but, really... sterilization? And can we talk about the ethics of offering $300 incentives to addicts? Gah.