Methadone Blues for the Uninsured
California Health Report by Julia Landau on 08/15/2012
For Robinson, methadone is essential to staying heroin-free. But the process of getting it—as an uninsured and unemployed man—tested his dedication to live a drug-free life. Like millions of other Americans, Robinson is too young, able-bodied, or childless to qualify for assistance. Robinson got into treatment through a “free slot”—a kind of methadone lottery, where the prize is six months of free treatment. A yearly grant from Alameda County pays for roughly twelve free slots a year. Robinson’s access to methadone amounted to random luck. Read more...
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