This article was published in The Daily Record on March 1st, 2021. It mentions our film: The Final Fix, directed by Norman Stone. The film concerns an alternative treatment known as NED.
Actor urged the Scottish Government to investigate neuro-electric therapy options, after narrative a documentary charting successful US trials.
Hollywood star Ewan McGregor urges Scottish heroin users to try a drug-free treatment to break the cycle of addiction.
The actor, who portrayed Mark Renton in Trainspotting, urged the Scottish Government to investigate neuro-electric therapy options after narrating a documentary charting successful trials in the US.
NET was developed in the 70s by Hong Kong-based Scots surgeon Meg Patterson, whose previous patients included rock stars Eric Clapton, Keith Moon and Boy George.
The process uses tiny pulses of electrical currents to stimulate brain chemicals which can ease addicts through a comfortable, pain-free withdrawal.
Drugs minister Angela Constance has dismissed the treatment, claiming it is “no more effective than a placebo”.
Scotland suffers from the worst drug-death toll in Europe and McGregor, 49, wants ministers to consider NET by watching the film he narrated called The Final Fix, following volunteers in Lexington, Kentucky.