Abuse and torture masquerading as drug treatment methods in Russia

Treatment methods reported include flogging, beatings, punishment by starvation, long-term handcuffing to bed frames, ‘coding’ (hypnotherapy aimed at persuading the patient that drug use leads to death), electric shock, burying patients in the ground and xenoimplantation of guinea pig brains.

“Such methods are not only cruel but ineffective. As the Russian Federal Drug Control Service has acknowledged, over 90% of drug treatment patients return to using illegal drugs within one year. As a result of the ineffective government approach to drug treatment and care, Russia has one of the largest numbers of people who use drugs.

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Abuse and torture masquerading as drug treatment methods in Russia
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