Healthy alliances with drug dealers

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6925.417a (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:417
  1. J Neeleman,
  2. R Beaseley,
  3. M Farrell
  1. Maudsley Community Drug Team, London SE5 8AZ.

    EDITOR, - We wish to report a novel approach to “healthy alliances”1 in the supply end of the drug market.

    A 33 year old man of no fixed abode had a long history of opiate and benzopdiazepine dependence. Before his referral he had been in constant contact with his local drugs dealer and had managed, with her help, to switch from injectable heroin to oral methadone. As …

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