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Methadone/buprenorphine by Mind Map: Methadone/buprenorphine

1. From a financial perspective

1.1. How much money is being made?

1.2. Who profits from Methadone/buprenorphine treatment?

1.3. Who pays?

2. Is it an effective drug treatment program

2.1. What other programs exist?

2.2. does it actually reduce the number of individuals addicted to drugs?

2.3. What programs/treatments are used in other countries/will they work in the U.S.?

3. Does it help society

3.1. Crime reduction?

3.2. More capable/present parenting

3.3. does the former addict re-enter productive society?

4. Does it help the addict

4.1. Better self esteem?

4.2. I quality of life improved?

4.3. Are other co-existing behaviors addressed?

4.4. how do they navigate the "recovery" community?

5. Medical perspective

5.1. Is maintenance level use physically damaging?

5.2. Is it necessary to keep patients on drugs indefinitely ?

5.3. Are other drug as effective?

5.4. What % of these meds are sold or use by others