PMID: 591140Oct 1, 1977

Problems of methadone diversion and implications for control

The International Journal of the Addictions
R B Resnick


With the expansion of methadone maintenance there has been an increase in accidental ingestion and related deaths. This is at least partially due to programs involving take-home methadone. The use of 1-alpha-acetylmethadol (LAAM), a congener of methadone that suppresses withdrawal for up to 72 hours, may reduce diversion and accidental overdose.


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