Methadone Treatment: Video Analysis

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Three things I found interesting about the Methadone treatment is:
1. In the video a man said that all they are given is another drug without therapy or counseling even though research suggests that methadone maintenance programs are most effective when combined with things like psychotherapy and family therapy.
2. Another man in the video said that the withdrawal symptoms while using methadone were worse than when he tried to quit using heroin by stopping completely. It seems then that methadone has terrible side effects that might discourage those trying to treat a heroin addiction.
3. It is also interesting how a man in the video described this program as if you were trading in one addiction for another. Another, when asked why he decided

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