PROGRESS IN NEPAL
a moving story describes the impact in Nepal of methadone maintenance during the past year, thanks to major involvement of GTZ (German Fed. Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development), a German medical technology company CompWare, and WHO. A patient is quoted: "Methadone has literally saved my life. none of the withdrawals or therapies helped. I always relapsed." Added his wife, "I don't know how methadone works, but I do see that he's not hanging out with the old crowd any more, he now helps out at home and I can rely on him."