Thursday, April 23, 2009

PROVIDING METHADONE TREATMENT ALLEGED TO AID HEROIN DEALERS:

That's the bizarre conclusion reached by to economists(!) at Massey University in New Zealand. The thinking goes like this: methadone takes "high risk users out of the market," and since these users "can't always pay the dealers...when they are out of the market the dealers' distribution costs drop." Go figure! To download Story (on air) click here

5 Comments:

At 8:30 AM, OpenID armme said...

This one really threw me for a loop too!

The thing that really got me was the HEADLINES about this "study"! METHADONE CAUSES MORE DRUG USE blah blah blah. They made it sound as if this was EVIDENCE of some sort when really all it is is a hypothetical!

Did you write a LTE Dr. N?

 
At 9:17 AM, Blogger hanachan said...

no LTE since this ap[[arerntly never asppeared in print but only on air. I will write the "economists" who carried out the study and ask for a full copy - and will keep bloggers popsted. RN

 
At 3:28 AM, Blogger mihranian said...

Methadone treatment does not affect dealers and or the price of heroine in the black market. Methadone is not the best choice for heroine treatment
Dr.Hermon Mihranian

 
At 11:56 AM, Anonymous joeyo said...

if anything mmt cost dealers money because when on methadone the user does not HAVETO use heroin every day so the dealer loses sales

 
At 7:05 AM, Anonymous Methadone Treatment said...

Methadone addiction treatment is done in two stages. It starts off with a methadone detox program and is followed up by methadone addiction treatment program. This addiction treatment allows people to minimize the withdrawal symptoms associated with methadone addiction while recovery ensure that the gains made as a part of the detox programs are maintained and the patients are able to achieved a certain degree of emotional stability.

http://www.addiction-treatments.com/substance/Methadone/index.html

 

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