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Letter: Methadone shouldn’t be indefinite

It's critically important that those suffering from addiction

It's critically important that those suffering from addiction become aware of treatment, which includes medication to treat withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Photo Credit: Getty Images

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.

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

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