May 20, 2024

Program fails Mainers

Carrie Smith’s recent letter, “Stop methadone funds” (BDN, Nov. 28), inspired me to write. I think the methadone program is the worst program that the state of Maine funds.

I wonder how many people are aware that participants are allowed to test positive for pot and still receive methadone. Instead of lowering doses they increase it when the addict requests it. There is no cutoff point, it is all left up to the addict.

Why are we paying for this? They all seemed to find the money to buy drugs before they went on the methadone. The addicts should be made to work and pay for their drug or do community service. If this is a legitimate program there should be a timeframe like all other drug programs.

Sarah Brown


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