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[Correspondence] Methadone for prisoners

The Article by Josiah Rich and colleagues1 impressively shows that methadone continuation has major advantages over forced withdrawal in prisoners, a vulnerable population. It is helpful from a psychiatric standpoint to put this issue on solid ground because it is normally dealt with in moral and emotional terms instead of in terms of scientific evidence. Although prisons differ structurally and in terms of the types of prisoners between countries, these results should also encourage methadone continuation in prisons outside the USA.

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