Barry McCaffrey on Methadone
"Science-based methadone maintenance treatment [MMT] helps those addicted to opiates sustain their recovery. The result is less crime, fewer emergency room admissions, more citizens working, and less suffering for families and the community. More individuals contribute in taxes instead of costing in health or imprisonment."
McCaffrey, Barry, "Methadone Saves Lives, Restores Productivity: Drug's Bad Press Shouldn't Harm Treatment for Addiction," (Sunday Globe-Mail: Charleston, WV) January 28, 2007.