Giving free clean heroin can save lives

Britta has been addicted to heroin for 25 years. After several unsuccessful courses of treatment, she now almost has a normal life again – thanks to diamorphine, pharmaceutically manufactured heroin, which they receive from a clinic.

Anyone who meets Britta* would never imagine that she could have anything to do with drugs. And certainly not that her life is being played out in the middle of a war over drugs policy. At first, the 42-year-old seems fairly non-descript, with her cautious smile and friendly Baden accent. After a few sentences she comes across as capable, you might even say: down-to-earth.


An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者?) was a type of female warrior belonging…

An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者?) was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men.