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Written by Andrew Preston   
Sunday, 31 January 2010 00:00
m01.gif (55784 bytes) The Methadone Handbook

1st on line edition
(based on the 3rd edition)
by Andrew Preston
Introduction Why methadone: isn't it worse than heroin? Starting a script
The history of methadone mixture, linctus, injectables and tablets What is methadone mixture DTF 1mg/1ml
Tolerance What does it do? Effects
Long term effects Women and methadone Notification to the Home Office
Chemist shops and pharmacies Picking up your methadone Going away
Going abroad Methadone and other drugs Overdose
Alcohol The law Custody
Driving Withdrawals Detoxing

The Methadone Handbook has been essential reading for people starting methadone treatment since its first publication in 1992.

This third edition is fully updated, larger and contains even more information, including more on the effects of methadone, the advantages of methadone over heroin and the formulations available. 

Thanks to Kim Hager and Mary Glover for thier help with this edition and to all my colleagues, friends and clients in the South West, Wessex and elsewhere for their help, support and suggestions for improvements. Thanks also to Alan Fisher at Martindale Pharmaceuticals for his support and to Debbie for giving me the time to write. Finally, hello to Todd, Sam and Rachel.

Published by Andrew Preston

Original design and layout: Simon Lane
Illustrations: Maxine Latham
Proofreading: Janet Whitehouse
Index: Jill Halliday *

© Andrew Preston 1992,1993,1996
ISBN 0-9520600-0-0
The Methadone Handhook. Third Edition.
1 st edition: May 1992
2nd edition: July 1993
3rd edition: July 1996

Printed in the UK by Island Press Ltd - 01323 490222

The Methadone Handbook will be updated and revised in the future. If there are any comments or suggestions you would like to make please send them to Andrew Preston c/o CADAS, 28 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1 UP.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 January 2011 17:21

Our valuable member Andrew Preston has been with us since Sunday, 19 December 2010.

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