Originally Posted by scottydl
Methadone is a "coping" drug for heroin addicts, but the problem is that methadone ends up being just as addictive. Maybe in a different way (I don't know all the physiological explanations) but the point is, you end up with addicts that just get addicted to a prescription instead of heroin.
The article is misleading when it suggests that prescription drug enforcement is being ignored. I worked tons of pill cases when I was in narcotics. There's a black market for them just like everything else.
In my area residential burglars always raid the medicine cabinet.
Speed, benzos and narcotic pain relievers are more common than cocaine and heroin.