For a group to do something THIS stupid and THIS desperate, they must get government funding based on how many people are in their program.
A Northeast Baltimore clinic that once pitched on-demand methadone to desperate addicts during the late-night hours is focusing on a new idea — paying addicts to come in for treatment.
"We are targeting a non-traditional population of addicts that isn't so interested in treatment," said the Rev. Milton Williams, who runs Turning Point Clinic, housed in his New Life Evangelical Baptist Church. "This will be an incentive."
The state has yet to approve the original on-demand, or "open access" idea, citing federal rules that require, for example, a lengthy examination of anyone getting methadone, a Schedule 2 narcotic. The incentive, $20 supplied by a private foundation or other group yet to be named, is a "Plan B," one Williams believes doesn't need any special approvals because the program would be run as a traditional clinic, just at night with no appointments.
Yes, I'm sure they get money from the government. Regardless, it's a dumb idea. First off, methadone "treatment" isn't treatment at all, it's just substituting one drug for another. Next, PAYING addicts to come in off the street and do methadone treatments? When the "treatment" requires recurring doses?
Is there ANY common sense with ANYONE who works in that program?