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Heroin Maintenance Versus Dilaudid Transition

  • Jordan Scher
  • Khalid Baig
  • Si Bom You

Abstract

The prevalence of narcotic addiction in Britain and Europe and the apparent need to control narcotic distribution provoked the Hague Convention in 1912. By 1920, Parliament enacted the Dangerous Drug Act, following the lead of the Harrison Act of 1914 in this country. Thus, narcotic control was established in England and the United States, and by 1926 the Rolleston Committee had designated that opiate dependency in Britain was a medical condition, whose treatment required physician prescriptions. A somewhat similar program existed in the United States for the decade following 1912, during which time 12,000 addicts received morphine or heroin from 44 clinics. These were suddenly disbanded in 1924.

Keywords

Methadone Maintenance Heroin Addict Methadone Program Hague Convention Heroin Addiction 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jordan Scher
    • 1
  • Khalid Baig
    • 1
  • Si Bom You
    • 1
  1. 1.Maintenance InstituteNational Council on Drug Abuse and the MethadoneChicagoUSA

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