Treating heroin addiciton- methadone

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1. Why is there political opposition to methadone programmes?

  • Because of the many weaknesses of methadone programmes
  • Because of the withdrawal symptoms the addict will experience after
  • Because it might not work
  • Because of too much government funding
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2. Why is the methadone slowly reduced?

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

3. How is methadone taken?

  • In a patch
  • Injected
  • Orally
  • Sniffed

4. How long does methadone last for?

  • 1 hour
  • 48 hours
  • 24 hours
  • 6 hours

5. How long do methadone withdrawal symptoms last for?

  • 2 days
  • A week
  • A month
  • 2 months

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