Why the methadone doesn't work (Guardian)

CPS work cited in Guardian article by Peter Dawson into Methadone prescriptions. 

“Methadone is a highly addictive synthetic opiate, more addictive than heroin and harder to withdraw from, but it survives the digestive system and so does not need to be injected. Most addicts loathe it. They call it green gunk and grimace as they swallow. All of today’s addicts have been coming to the pharmacy for months, some for years. And that’s the problem.

The Centre for Policy Studies thinktank has called methadone maintenance “nationalised drug dealing“. Instead, it promotes recovery through residential detox and abstinence-based rehabilitation.”

To read the full article at The Guardian, click here.

Date Added: Wednesday 11th January 2012