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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Drop In Crime Inextricably Linked With Methadone Success

Ninety-five percent of the people who enroll in Saint John's methadone program are still in it after a year, making it one of the most successful in Canada. 

Police Chief Bill Reid tells CHSJ News the crime rate in Saint John has gone down by double-digits over the past several years and part of that is inextricably  linked to the successful methadone program.

Chief Reid and Julie Dingwell of AIDS Saint John will be traveling in October to a national conference on criminal justice to give a presentation on why the program has been such a success.