Medical Heroin Helps Treatment-Resistant Addicts

Controversial approach cuts 'street' drug use and illegal activities, study finds

HealthDay + More

"Methadone is life-saving for some people, but some long-term users just aren't interested in methadone, and it's a real public health problem," he added. "We have to develop alternatives to methadone maintenance."

More information

The U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse has more on heroin addiction.

Copyright © 2011 HealthDay. All rights reserved.