An alternative heroin policy made in Zurish, led young people to name heroin as a loser drug - a Lancet study finds. Zurich's heroin policy, which includes providing alternative narcotics and needle exchange programs, has led to fewer users as young people start to consider the substance 'loser drug,' a Lancet study said.
Researchers at the Psychiatric University Hospital in Zurich said: The policy provides an alternative narcotics and needle exchange programs due to which the number of new heroin users in the Swiss state of Zurich falls 82 percent by 2002.The government introduced a more liberal policy in 1991.
By the start of a more lenient policy by the government, 'Heroin have been become an fading drug and lost its attraction', Carlos Nordt and Rudolf Stohler wrote in the study.
The U.K's Policy of constructing of drug consumption rooms was under trial.Critics from policy makers, includes the new policy may even will provide heroin itself and it would lead to more drug users.
In the New South Wales, Australia, or in Italy, the number peaked in 1990, but in Zurich there is a decline by a factor of four in the number of new users.
Researchers led by Matthew Hickman at the University of Bristol in the U.K. showed there's no cause-and-effect relationship between the government's policy and the decline in new heroin users.