If the only tool you have is a hammer…

So…the reason for benzo use in methadone programs is untreated anxiety disorders?

Important information on epidemiology of BZD misuse among methadone-maintenance patients suggests that most methadone programs do not address co-occurring anxiety problems, and methadone treatment may trigger onset or worsening of BZD misuse.

The first few minutes of this video includes a methadone patient describing the use of benzos by other methadone patients.

4 thoughts on “If the only tool you have is a hammer…

  1. The reason for most of the Benzo use in MM programs is untreated addiction. Anxiety is a byproduct of that. Anxiety is also a very normal reaction to the conditions that most MM clients are forced to endure.

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