(1) The Scottish executive has substantially widened access to methadone as a substitute for heroin addicts.(2) Maintenance of addicts on methadone reduces the incidence of fatal and non-fatal heroin overdoses.(3) But whereas heroin can be replaced with methadone , no drug has been found to substitute for cocaine.(4) Only this week I have had ketamine and methadone , both controlled drugs that merit an article themselves.(5) She hopes the course in methadone , a heroin substitute, will help her get her life back together.(6) He said she was prescribed such large amounts of the heroin substitute methadone that she could stockpile it.(7) One of the key components of programmes designed to get users off drugs is the heroin substitute, methadone .(8) The alternative treatment for heroin addiction is the drug methadone which is taken in tablet form.(9) Most people know of methadone only as the drug used to withdraw heroin addicts.(10) He thought he could carry on if he was addicted to methadone rather than heroin.(11) Drug workers stress that methadone is just one option for treatment that is appropriate only in certain cases.(12) Among the treatments offered are prescriptions for the heroin substitute methadone and structured courses of day care.(13) The doctor was concerned about this, because the friend was also a heroin addict and was using methadone for his own treatment.(14) The project, the first of its kind in the York area, aims to help addicts of heroin and other opiate drugs such as methadone .(15) This prisoner has been placed on methadone , the morphine substitute drug.(16) Some addicts become as reliant on methadone as they were on heroin.