Thursday, December 01, 2016

euthanasia against alcoholism

По Би-Би-Си рассказали; потом нагуглила:

A 41-year-old man has ended his life by fatal injection rather than carry on living as an alcoholic, in a radical new extension of Holland’s euthanasia regime.
Mark Langedijk decided that death was the only way to escape from his addiction to drink, according to an account published by his brother.
‘My parents especially have done everything humanly possible to save Mark. They adopted his two children, they took him in when his marriage finally collapsed, they helped him find accommodation, they arranged rehab, they gave him money, support and unconditional love.
‘Through eight gruelling years and 21 hospital and rehab admissions they continued to believe in a happy ending.’
But, Marcel Langedijk said, his brother began drinking again after every attempt at rehabilitation.

"My brother suffered from depression and anxiety and tried to 'cure' it with alcohol. He's from a normal family, he did not want this to happen. He did not take an easy way out. Just a humane one.

"If that's troubling for Mrs Bruce that's a pity. I am just glad my brother did not have to jump in front of a train or live a few more years in agony before dying of his abuse.

"Alcoholism and depression are illnesses, just like cancer. People who suffer from it need a humane way out.

"It's not like we go around killing people in Holland. It took my brother a year and a half and many struggles to get it done."


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