FEODOSIA, Crimea â Andrey Yudenko beganÂ to get his addiction under control with the help of aÂ UkrainianÂ substitution therapy program, a treatmentÂ for those who have tried but failed to quit drugs and are given an alternative substance under medical supervision.
The 31-year-old had been injecting drugs since he was a teenager and started the therapyÂ two years before Moscow took over the peninsula.
He died two months after the Russian annexation of Crimea âÂ when his treatment was abruptly revoked.
Substitution therapy is used widely internationally as part of strategies to reduce HIV and other health and social harms associated with …read more
Source: POLITICO – Europe Edition