Treating heroin addiciton- methadone

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1. What are some strengths of methadone?

  • Sops you from taking heroin and makes you want to take cocaine
  • It tastes nice, can be easliy administrated and stops you from seeing a dealer
  • Safer, breaks link with dealer and avoids diseases caused by needle sharing
  • It gets you high
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2. Where is methadone usually taken?

  • Always at home
  • With another drug dealer
  • Normally under supervision at a pharmacy and then the addict is allowed to take the methadone home when trusted
  • Always at the pharmacy

3. Why is there political opposition to methadone programmes?

  • Because it might not work
  • Because of the many weaknesses of methadone programmes
  • Because of the withdrawal symptoms the addict will experience after
  • Because of too much government funding

4. When can addicts detoxify?

  • Never
  • When they are no longer being dealt heroin
  • When they are stable
  • Anytime they want

5. Why is the methadone slowly reduced?

  • It is expensive
  • So you don't die
  • To avoid withdrawal symptoms
  • There is not enough for everybody

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