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The Politics of Addiction Treatment

These three opinion pieces by David Berner question Vancouver's commitment to one of the four pillars of its 'harm reduction' approach to drug abuse: treatment.

David Berner is a writer, actor and radio talk show host who also happens to have run a treatment program for addicts.

In This Series


Sam Sullivan

Mayor Sullivan Wimps out on Drug Treatment

On so critical an issue, he's tough to pin down.

By David Berner, 17 Apr 2006



Drug Treatment Can Work

My ten years on the front lines proved it.

By David Berner, 18 Apr 2006



Addicted to Red Tape

Open a treatment centre? 'No' is the official habit.

By David Berner, 19 Apr 2006