Behavior: A Glimmer of Light?

"It is clear from the figures that more addicts can be salvaged by methadone than by any other method."—Dr. Vincent Dole, Rockefeller University

"Methadone is increasing the addiction rate among young people. I predict that in five years there will be millions of people on methadone and no reduction in crime. Methadone will turn out to be a tremendous national embarrassment."—Dr. Mitchell Rosenthal, Phoenix House

These statements, both by experts deeply concerned about epidemic drug abuse, typify the growing controversy over methadone as a substitute for heroin. Last week, in a book that may help...

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