A CALL FOR PERSPECTIVE IN METHADONE DISCUSSION:
from Maine comes a call to "consider methadone treatment's successes." Brent Scobie of The Acadia Hospital urges those who engage in "passionate debate for and against medication-assisted treatments of opioid addiction ... to consult the science and the data behind all the approaches." Yes indeed - passion is good, but evidence-based medicine must be the underlying guide.
Appeared in the Bangor Daily News, 12 April 2007