September 25, 2004

Fighting for Both Sides in the War of Drugs

The Department of Health has funded a booklet advising clubbers how to take drugs for maximum effect, whilst leaving no evidence for the police. If you think that is unbelievable, then your incredulity with be stretched to the limits when I tell you it was produced by a organisation which includes the police and the courts.

Coventry Community Safety Partnership, using 10,000 of DoH money produced 5,000 copies of Safe2Dance. That's right each booklet cost 2 of taxpayer money. It advises readers to take ketamine on an empty stomach to get the best results. It also encourages snort cocaine off of ceramic tiles and mirrors, as this leaves the least evidence.

Fortunately someone with half a brain in Coventry (apparently a demographic group that is underpopulated) saw the booklet and prompted an inquiry. This led to it being withdrawn before it could be distributed. So 10,000 was tossed into the bin. I have to wonder why an inquiry was necessary and how much that cost.

Posted by david at September 25, 2004 11:30 PM | TrackBack

When I worked for the NHS we were advised on how to help them make good excuses but this is ridiculous. I am so glad I left the caring professions for something purely mercenary.

Posted by: Havdala at September 27, 2004 01:51 AM