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Opiate Replacement Therapy Rarely Available to Inmates  

Author:  Annie Turner.

Source: Volume 04, Number 05, September/October 2004 , pp.65-67(3)

Offender Substance Abuse Report

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Recognizing a huge opiate-addiction problem among inmates, New Mexico is breaking new ground by extending methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) to local prisons. Across the country, however, few prisons provide MMT to patients. The author explains the lack of adequate treatment on the national level and describes the benefits of an MMT regiment in drug treatment programs.

Keywords: drug rehabilitation

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