Giving some addicts heroin may be more effective than methadone to break habit
published on May 28, 2010
LONDON – Some heroin addicts who got the drug under medical supervision had a better chance of kicking the habit than those who got methadone, a new study says.
In a British study of 127 people who previously failed to beat their addiction, scientists gave them either injectable heroin or methadone. After six months, those who got heroin were much less likely to continue taking the drug illegally than those who got methadone. The results were published Friday in the British medical journal, Lancet. More >>