TN methadone clinics could get new rules

10:54 AM, Jan 28, 2012   |    comments
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A state agency has proposed new rules aimed at getting more addicts out of methadone clinics and into programs that wean them completely off drugs.

Some of those rules may have unintended consequences, say the people who run the clinics. Smoking marijuana could get a heroin addict kicked out of treatment, leaving that person desperate for a fix, said Dr. Ana Sarasti, a psychiatrist with Behavioral Health Group, which operates seven methadone clinics in Tennessee.

Read more at The Tennessean.

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