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Why is a methadone addiction better than a heroine addiction?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: It's legal

Heroine is an illegal drug and unregulated.
You'll not know what you are really getting. With methadone, you know you are using it under the guidance of a specialist dealing with the addicted patient, and you are under medical supervision.

In brief: It's legal

Heroine is an illegal drug and unregulated.
You'll not know what you are really getting. With methadone, you know you are using it under the guidance of a specialist dealing with the addicted patient, and you are under medical supervision.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stability

Heroin addiction is associated with risky behaviors.
This includes crimes associated with obtaining heroin, unknowns in quality and potency, risky administration (iv, snorted). Methadone can supress heroin cravings in a medically safe way to stop risky behaviors. That stated switzerland has heroin clinics that work in the same way. Medical grade and supervised heroin stops risky behaviors.

In brief: Stability

Heroin addiction is associated with risky behaviors.
This includes crimes associated with obtaining heroin, unknowns in quality and potency, risky administration (iv, snorted). Methadone can supress heroin cravings in a medically safe way to stop risky behaviors. That stated switzerland has heroin clinics that work in the same way. Medical grade and supervised heroin stops risky behaviors.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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