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My mate saw his key worker today and was told that he could no longer stay on his dose of 65 mls of methadone and that he had to either start reducing his dose or start to increase his dose up to 120 mls. His worker said that it is the new policy that you can't just stay on your current dose, 65mls, and keep on using heroin as well as his 10mg diazepam script and that he had to either start reducing the dose or go up to 120 mls. I've been on and off heroin for 20 years and have never been above 80 mls, nor has my friend so why now should he be forced to go up to this high dose. Has anybody else heard of or had anything like this happened to them? I was of the opinion that methadone was a maintenance drug to enable addicts to get some form of stability in their lives, reduce any criminal activity and when stable start to reduce the dose until they are ready to come off altogether. This sounds utter madness to me and my friend assures me that this is exactly what was said. Surely you can't be forced to go up to what I consider a very high dose and it totally defeats the idea of maintaining and stabilising him and just gives him a higher drug habit. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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