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Does methadone really work for heroin addicts?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

By using methadone, physicians are able to ease the withdrawal symptoms and to keep the addict in treatment.
Facilities may not be able to come up with statistics that say their patients have completed their program and are clean and drug-free, but that they are heroin-free. According to many, this is a better alternative.

In brief: Yes

By using methadone, physicians are able to ease the withdrawal symptoms and to keep the addict in treatment.
Facilities may not be able to come up with statistics that say their patients have completed their program and are clean and drug-free, but that they are heroin-free. According to many, this is a better alternative.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No so fast

May be Methadone can get the person off heroin, which decrease mortality of street drug--but getting off Methadone is even more difficult and still high mortality.

In brief: No so fast

May be Methadone can get the person off heroin, which decrease mortality of street drug--but getting off Methadone is even more difficult and still high mortality.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Dr. Gamal Boutros
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Yes

While you will still need to get off Methadone at least the risks of death and infection are reduced or eliminated as you are no longer shooting up.

In brief: Yes

While you will still need to get off Methadone at least the risks of death and infection are reduced or eliminated as you are no longer shooting up.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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