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Brand argues that whilst abstinence therapies are more expensive up front, that costs would be recouped by seeing a fall in crime and prison populations. Brand claims that addiction is caused by particular trigger points in an addicts life (parents' divorce, a death, sexual abuse etc) and that therapies and understanding why individuals use drugs in the first place and helping addicts to confront why they might have turned to drugs, is a more sustainable way of dealing with addiction.
Is he right? Should more be done to promote abstinence based therapies? Is methadone prescribed too easily?