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LEADERS HEAR PROS, CONS OF METHADONE AT RICHMOND TREATMENT CENTER

(Richmond, IN)--:  Law enforcement agents from numerous jurisdictions gathered at the Richmond city building Tuesday to hear about the pros and cons of methadone treatment and, specifically, the Richmond Treatment Center.  Luke Moore, the center’s director, said that they have a thousand patients.  80% claim prescription drugs led to their addiction.  The average stay is nine months.  25% of patients are unemployed.  Three patients spoke about how the center helped them get their lives together.  Some patients who had taken methodone Tuesday were field tested for sobriety in front of the crowd of 50.  The first patient failed the test.  The second marginally passed.

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