: :inin Kyiv (EET)

For Crimea’s drug users, a Russian death sentence


FEODOSIA, Crimea — Andrey Yudenko began to get his addiction under control with the help of a Ukrainian substitution therapy program, a treatment 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 therapy two years before Moscow took over the peninsula.
He died two months after the Russian annexation of Crimea — 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

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