Methadone is key to effective drug treatment

published on April 5, 2010 in The Scotsman

As a group of experts in the treatment of opiate-dependent people, we write to express our dismay about the continuing misrepresentation in the media of the evidence on the effectiveness of methadone treatment.

The purpose of this treatment for the distressing condition of opiate dependency is perhaps misunderstood. People with serious addictions are at great risk of death from overdose and infection.

This is nowhere more obvious than in Scotland where there has been an outbreak of infections and deaths caused by anthrax and where there were nearly 600 drug-related deaths last year. More >>

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