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Cocaine abuse in methadone maintenance patients has emerged as a significant clinical problem. To determine if raising the daily methadone dosage is an effective way to eliminate cocaine abuse, 74 methadone maintenance patients maintained at daily dosages between 30 and 80 mg and who chronically abused cocaine were studied by a standard protocol. A total of(More)
Adrenal gland metabolism is markedly altered in heroin addicts. During daytime hours, the addict may suffer corticoid deficiency of the addisonian type, and in the evening, an excess of the cushingoid type. The high plasma levels of cortisol that are found in the evening in addicts antagonize endogenous opioids in a manner similar to naloxone. In the(More)