Methadone Dosage and Illicit Methadone Use: An Initial Exploration

  • Lee Koenigsberg
  • Ronald Bayer

Abstract

An all too common criticism of methadone programs is that they have become the source of a supply of a new black market narcotic, i.e., methadone diverted for illicit use. Arguments are presented that as long as patients can take home relatively high dosages of methadone, there is a strong likelihood that a portion of the medication will be converted to a commodity for trade.

Keywords

Methadone Dosage Black Market Methadone Program Drug Abuse Service Intake Form 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lee Koenigsberg
    • 1
  • Ronald Bayer
    • 1
  1. 1.Community Treatment Foundation, Inc.New YorkUSA

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