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Fifty years after landmark methadone discovery, stigmas and misunderstandings persist

Fifty years after landmark methadone discovery, stigmas and misunderstandings persistIn 1966, Rockefeller scientists published a landmark paper that would lead to the first medical treatment for heroin addiction. The drug has helped millions of heroin users around the world, yet its use in the United States remains controversial. More »

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In the News – PBS Frontline – Kreek

The Options and Obstacles to Treating Heroin Addiction   “‘Methadone became stigmatized almost immediately,’ says Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek of Rockefeller University. Kreek was part of the team that originally studied methadone as a potential treatment for opioid addiction in … More »

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In the News – Huffington Post – Kreek

Dying to be free: The treatment for heroin addiction we aren’t using   “[Opiate addiction] ‘alters multiple regions in the brain,’ [Mary Jeanne] Kreek said, ‘including those that regulate reward, memory and learning, stress responsivity, and hormonal response, as well … More »

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