How three drug users took on the might of the Russian state

Substitution therapy for addicts is banned in Russia
The Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Russian government has a notoriously punitive attitude towards drugs. Substitution treatments are banned and the only option for recovering addicts is to go cold turkey. But three drug users who have struggled for years with their addiction and have become life-threateningly ill as a result, claim that this policy is an abuse of their human rights, and are taking the Russian state to court. (See also: Russia scorns methadone for heroin addiction)