Methadone is Now Cutting Down Drug Abuse in India

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on  November 8, 2013 at 6:25 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News
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Methadone, an anti-addictive drug is effective in reducing drug use in India, study Methadone is a drug that can be taken orally or injected. It helps people dependent on morphine, heroin and other substances to reduce and stop their drug usage.
 Methadone is Now Cutting Down Drug Abuse in India
Methadone is Now Cutting Down Drug Abuse in India

"Currently, five centres across India are offering methadone maintenance treatment. When the methadone treatment was used as a pilot project, it was found to be more effective with results of reduced drug use, injecting episodes and criminal behaviour amongst drug users," said Christina Albertin, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)representative for South Asia.

"The treatment using Methadone will also be a vital option for HIV prevention. So there is a need to scale up the process in India," Albertin added.

The pilot study was conducted by the UNODC in collaboration with the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Source: IANS

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FlippedOut612 Wednesday, November 27, 2013

This clearly states that Methadone is an anti-addictive drug. That is very wrong! Methadone is extremely addictive and much harder to get off of than any other drug. It permeates every cell of the body because it is a half-life drug which means it stays in the system a very long time. It clings to all of the receptors in the brain and withdrawls can last for months. People on methadone are often referred to as "lifers" because the chances of ever getting off of methadone are less than 5%. Please do not allow people to think methadone isn't addictive!

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