Methadone Clinics: Police, doctors worry patients allowed to drive too soon after treatment

Traffic accidents caused by drivers found to have prescription opioid drugs in their systems or to have just come from a methadone clinic are becoming more prevalent, and Dover, Maine, Police Chief Anthony Colorusso said it’s a serious worry.

“We have a concern with anybody being treated at any medical facility who is given medication and being allowed to drive,” he said. “I don’t know if it’s prudent to give someone a dose of medication that can alter a person’s state of mind and allow them to drive.”

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Source: Foster’s Daily Democrat – July 31, 2011