Methadone & Buprenorphine

Data, statistics and information about conventional opioid substitution therapy including methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone

NIH Expert Panel Conclusions Regarding Methadone Treatment

In November 1997, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) convened a Consensus Panel on Effective Medical Treatment of Heroin Addiction. The panel of national experts concluded:
"• Vigorous and effective leadership is needed within the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) (and related Federal and State agencies) to inform the public that dependence is a medical disorder that can be effectively treated with significant benefits for the patient and society.

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