Drug addicts in central Stockholm

Outsourcing Drug Rehab to Latvia

The city of Stockholm has announced plans to start a rehabilitation center for Swedish narcotics addicts across the Baltic in Latvia.

According to the newspaper “Dagens Nyheter” moving treatment to Riga would cut costs in half, because of the low salaries in Latvia. Half of the places in the center would be made available to treat Latvian addicts.

Should the controversial project be approved, the center would open in the beginning of 2007.

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