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The 32-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested Dec. 15 when police found a methadone box full of drug paraphernalia.
Doctors then treated her with methadone to try to wean her from her addiction.
The picture varies per drug: The state recorded a drop in methadone deaths but experienced an uptick in fatalities caused by heroin, methamphetamines and psychostimulants, such as ecstasy and cocaine.
The person who overdosed was using heroin and methadone at the time of the overdose, Manning said.
Bradley struggled with substance abuse and had been taking methadone for a week to treat pain from a knee injury.
According to the National Institute for Drug Abuse, the average cost of methadone maintenance runs about $4,700 per patient for a full year.
That therapy provides users with buprenorphine, methadone and other drugs in an attempt to wean them off harmful addictions to heroin or prescription narcotics.
That’s an incentive for some states to expand access to methadone, the oldest of the treatment drugs.
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First Known Use: 1947See Words from the same year
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