I agree 100 percent with the letter “Methadone shouldn’t be open-ended” [May 8]. A relative of mine has been on a methadone program for more than 15 years and travels to downtown Brooklyn three times a week for doses. No attempt has been made in all that time to get him into a rehabilitation program to wean him off of it.

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He doesn’t receive disability payments, but he and others could be more productive members of society and provide for themselves if they could get off methadone.

Mary Rossi, Holbrook