Government considering substitution therapy for crystal methamphetamine
The government is considering introducing substitution therapy for crystal methamphetamine addicts. The head of the national anti-drug coordination centre Jindrich Voboril said at a press briefing on Thursday that tackling the problem of home-made crystal methamphetamine known as pervitin was a big priority in the fight against drugs. There are an estimated 40,000 pervitin users in the Czech Republic and vast quantities of the drug are also being smuggled to neighbouring Germany. Unlike heroin, substitution therapy for pervitin is not available.