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It's a new drug that could help curb crime and the theory here is that that's something like you say 65%.
Of crimes are alcohol or drug currently -- And this -- drug.
Destroys the pleasure response to alcohol or drugs -- This OK this is the best of psychiatry because this company Alkermes and Massachusetts developed an injectable medicine and then once a month.
That blocks will be interceptors.
The ones that give people pleasure from abusing heroin.
And pain pills like OxyContin and so you can't get the same -- out of those things.
You'd wanna know since 65% of such crimes are committed in the setting of alcohol and drug abuse what would happen and this is welcome raises a -- to study.
In a small study but it should be bigger and bigger what would happen if we treated people with this injectable medicine before they leave jail.
What happens to recidivism.
If you can't really get high anymore and instead of making it a daily decision we're.
One of my -- calling.
And they're -- and they're not citing that.
And instead of making it -- choice paid today -- -- gonna go -- OxyContin pills on the street.
-- be no reason to really 'cause two weeks ago you got the injection.
I think and why would I spend eighty bucks a -- Or go buy bags of heroin and risk arrest.
When I can't get the pleasure out of it anyhow.
So it paves the way to do psychotherapy to say look now we get a foothold here where you're not high.
Let's talk about why you were running from your truth Ryan so it brings everything together this is a pharmaceutical companies -- do and the federal government in the states should be all over this and saying if you can keep people out of prison which -- about 28000 a year.
-- -- -- -- Rights -- -- -- savings there so this initial trial is small and it is voluntary -- who are saying I'd like to do this.
A couple questions first of all would it.
Ever be mandatory down the road and you know that's kind of.
Here's where it wouldn't be mandatory but it could be that if you -- probation instead of incarceration.
-- if you have a shorter jail term because this is shown to work you could say okay as a condition of my -- I agree I will show up at a clinic.
And get this injection on a monthly basis.
That's a little and -- a person gets up drugs we get less violent crime we spend less money and it's not just criminals.
People should know about this drug it's available right families who are suffering with a member who is -- -- addicted.
Should know that this medicine and also for alcohol by the way and you can take the pleasure out of those experiences why would you do that for your son.
Get the medicines in the coming -- we heard about it -- I think we haven't heard about it.
You know what.
Haven't heard about it it's not.
It's not stunningly new it's been around the monthly injectable form is -- and that's the real advance because if you have to take something on a daily basis.
You might skip it and then remember I'm -- -- I could use today and you're lost if it's a monthly thing.
Then you get a whole month the wrong way to get well.
Right so I guess the questions that we'll come out of this are there any side effects.
To this drug I mean and that's something I guess we don't know yet.
There's that affects every medicine but right but none that are onerous the only thing you would tell any -- -- that it -- don't try to -- the drug.
You know if you try to use heroin to an extent that you get high while on the all of yeah.
You wait too much needed overdose but also I think it's it's kind of a dull and you're hoping you -- -- is there danger you can become depressed.
No it does not lead to depression had.
By the way I'm sure in the studies you'll find some people complaining about -- issues but here's the thing if you're not using heroin.
Or opiates but anytime you may feel depressed because you've been running from right from the truth for a long time that's OK -- like to tell people you -- -- our -- Yeah better that we get -- off.
Heroin or perk cassette for OxyContin and we deal with the fact the head trauma and your childhood you -- we keep you out of jail.
We keep you off the street so we get you to work as a professional.
All right got to wrap it there doctor -- outlook thank you I think you think topics and you can check those -- out our web -- -- our website foxnews.com.
And doctor to keep of course member of the Fox News -- -- thank you -- -- thank you so much.
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