Interruption of methadone treatment by imprisonment

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7095.1691 (Published 07 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1691
  1. Laurence Gruer, Consultant in public health medicinea,
  2. Jayne Macleod, Research officera
  1. a HIV and Addictions Resource Centre, Ruchill Hospital, Glasgow G20 9NB

    Editor—The number of opiate dependent drug injectors being prescribed methadone in Glasgow has risen 10-fold in the past five years and by the end of 1996 exceeded 2200. There is increasing evidence that this is helping many people achieve substantial improvements in health, social stability, and reduced criminality.1 After several reports that methadone prescribing was being …

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