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Methadone maintenance treatment

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 18 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:463

Britain has been overcommitted to psychological theories of drug dependence

  1. John Caplehorn

    EDITOR,—Michael Farrell and colleagues' review of maintenance treatment with methadone fails to explain why there is only one British evaulation of such treatment or why there is a “virtual absence of structure and regulation in Britain.”1 I suggest that the lack of research was caused by the dominance of a few individuals and their commitment to psychological, usually behavioural, models of drug …

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