Prescribed heroin offers answer for worst addicts: Study

published on May 28, 2010 by Kate Kelland in Reuters

(Reuters) – Prescribing heroin to chronic addicts may be politically sensitive, but it is more effective than the substitute methadone at keeping drug abusers in treatment programmes, British scientists said on Friday.

Researchers who studied different ways of treating heroin addiction said their findings could provide an answer to helping the 5 to 10 percent of the most severe addicts who fail to stick to conventional addiction treatment programmes. More >>

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