ERIC Number: ED120638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Methadone Maintenance: The Experience of Four Programs. The Drug Abuse Council Manuscript Series, No. 1.
Methadone maintenance is a relatively new method for treating heroin addiction. Controversy and questions remain about the drug itself and its use of methadone. The author was engaged by The Drug Abuse Council to prepare these descriptions of four methadone programs and the accompanying summary. The evolution of these programs is examined, and the treatment process is described in order to determine common issues and problems. The focus is on the developmental process of the program--on the thinking of the individuals who conceived the clinics and got them started. The treatment programs described represent a variety of specific procedures, clientele, and geographic locations. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Drug Therapy, Medical Services, Narcotics, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Psychological Services, Rehabilitation Programs
Drug Abuse Council, Inc., 1828 L St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (HC $1.25, $0.75 in quantities of 10 or more)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Behavior Science Corp., Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Drug Abuse Council, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Second printing of May 1973 edition