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Methadone maintenance treatment has important benefits for addicted individuals and for society.

These benefits include

  • Reduced or stopped use of injection drugs
  • Reduced risk of overdose and of acquiring or transmitting diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B or C, bacterial infections, endocarditis, soft tissue infections, thrombophlebitis, tuberculosis, and STDs
  • Reduced mortality - the median death rate of opiate-dependent individuals in MMT is 30 percent of the rate of those not in MMT
  • Possible reduction in sexual risk behaviors, although evidence on this point is conflicting
  • Reduced criminal activity
  • Improved family stability
  • Improved employment potential
  • Improved pregnancy outcomes



 


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