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Debate sharpens on drug treatment

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Has methadone been prescribed too freely to drug addicts? Two approaches - abstinence and management - are at the heart of the debate among people who work in this area. Home editor Mark Easton examines the arguments, while Prof Neil McKeganey, from the Centre for Drug Misuse Research, and Paul Hayes, from the NTA, discuss methadone use.

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