"Feature Story" piece on buprenorphine, a new drug treatment nearing approval by
"Feature Story" piece on buprenorphine, a new drug treatment nearing approval by the Federal Drug Administration that could replace methadone. The drug is said to be preferable to methadone because it is abuse-proof and because its distribution through doctors' offices eliminates the stigma of drug-treatment clinics. There are an estimated 1,500 to 1,800 narcotics addicts in Portland, but the fastest growing population of addicts is in Washington County, up 15-fold in the past five years. Currently there are two methadone clinics in Maine, in South Portland and Winslow. A third is opening in Bangor, and a fourth has been proposed for Portland, opening next year.
Drug abuse Treatment, Methadone maintenance
Burnett, Lee, ""Feature Story" piece on buprenorphine, a new drug treatment nearing approval by" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5206.