Naltrexone: In Opiate Treatment Programs and Detoxification Procedures
Methadone is currently the primary drug treatment for narcotic addiction. It is widely used as a substitute for other opiates in maintenance programs, and is also used for opiate detoxification. Methadone is addictive and it has been criticized for perpetrating an addictive cycle (Coghlan et al., 1974; Brown et al., 1975). Fur-ther many deaths have been attributed to methadone. Methadone diversion, into the illicit channels has resulted in the promotion of criminality.
KeywordsAntagonist Treatment Opiate Dependence Narcotic Antagonist Narcotic Addiction Nassau County
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