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ERIC Number: ED099723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Methadone: The Drug and Its Therapeutic Uses In the Treatment of Addiction. Series 31, No. 1.
Gamage, James R.; Zerkin, E. Lief
This fact sheet from the National Clearinghouse for Drug Abuse Information discusses methadone, a therapeutic drug for the treatment of narcotic addiction. It reviews the pharmacology of the drug as well as physiological and psychological effects, patterns of use, and adverse effects (toxicity and poisoning). It examines the success rates of inpatient and ambulatory detoxification programs, and, in addition, establishes many differing viewpoints on the success of methadone maintenance. Generally, detoxification programs have not been overly promising, and maintenance programs have varied in their success. The report presents negative opinions about the use of methadone, ranging from cautious criticism to total opposition, in addition to a bibliography. (Author/PC)
National Clearinghouse for Drug Abuse Information, P.O. Box 1908, Rockville, Maryland 20850
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. National Clearinghouse for Drug Abuse Information.; Student Association for the Study of Hallucinogens, Biloit, WI.