METHADONE TREATMENT PARADOXES
An article on addiction treatment policies in National Journal April 18 ’09 noted the following: “The treatment protocol demands at patients behave like grownups while they are monitored like children. The clinic is licit but stays semi-underground, fearing that even a sign of the door would stigmatize patients or annoy the neighbors. The medication is one of the safest known to science but is regulated as if it were one of the most dangerous.” Go figure . . .