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Amsterdam's pragmatic approach to problem alcoholics: pay them in beer, let … AMSTERDAM – The men streaming in and out of a small clubhouse in east Amsterdam could almost be construction workers at the end of a hard day, taking off their orange reflective vests and cracking jokes as they suck down a few Heinekens,…

Amsterdam community project pays alcoholics with beer to clean streets This is a start to go towards other projects and get maybe another kind of job,” said Holterman. According to Holterman, there is a waiting list for those alcoholics who want to join the programme. Fatima Elatik, district mayor of eastern Amsterdam … Full News…

Alcoholics in Amsterdam given beer to clear litter from streets A new scheme has been set up in Amsterdam where alcoholics are given beer if they help to clean up the litter off the streets. The organisers claim that the scheme helps to cut down the amount of alcohol the individuals are consuming as well…

Amsterdam alcoholics paid in beer for collecting litter A group of alcoholics are being paid in beer to clean the streets of Amsterdam as part of a project partly funded by the Dutch government. The organisers think other countries should abandon "old-fashioned political correctness" and adopt the same … Full News here – Read more…

Amsterdam Alcoholics Get Beer in Exchange for Cleaning Parks Alcoholics who help clean Amsterdam's streets and parks are being given beer as a reward for their efforts, AFP reports. They are given two cans of beer with breakfast, two cans at lunch, and one around 3:30 p.m., in addition to 10 euros (about $ 13…

Will work for beer? Program in Amsterdam pays alcoholic workers with beer The program may seem odd, but it's not the first of its kind. A similar beer-for-work system was tried in Canada and the Netherlands. Three districts in Amsterdam are participating. The Rainbow Foundation insists it purchases the alcohol for the … Full News…

Paying alcoholics in beer to clean Amsterdam streets: Good or bad? Amsterdam isn't exactly known for being uptight – its famous Red Light district hosts legal prostitution and marijuana smoking (you can even be offered a pot menu upon entering a “coffee shop”). AFP notes that the beer-for-work program “demonstrates … Full News here –…

Amsterdam puts alcoholics to work in exchange for beer Alcoholics in Amsterdam are often known for causing a nuisance, but a USA Today article reports that a new program is paying many of these people in alcohol. In one of Amsterdam's parks, drunks could often be seen causing a disturbance or fighting. Now … Full News…

Of course Amsterdam pays street-cleaning alcoholics with BEER A voluntary program Amsterdam provides 10 euros (about $ 13), some rolling tobacco and five delicious cans of beer per day to a bunch of alcoholics who clean the streets around a large, English garden-style park. Hot coffee in the morning and a hearty … Full News…