Netherlands fact of the day

In the Netherlands…half the nation’s [drug] users are now over 40, and many are in their 60s.

The Dutch government is now setting up old folks’ home for addicts

I have been using drugs most of my adult life, and I can’t stop now," says Gert-Jan, a 62-year-old resident… "Being old doesn’t mean your addiction just goes away." 

"We do not deal drugs to the residents, but we don’t forbid them to use them either," said Alexander Hogendoorn, the home’s manager…One resident, for instance, has a set of needles for her knitting and another for injecting heroin.

Thanks to Prestopundit for the pointer.


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