“Methadone Maintenace is disdained by many in the treatment industry as a therapy that simply replaces addiction to one drug for another… critics charge that methadone programs are mostly successful at controlling the social costs of opiate addiction, doing little to promote actual recovery from the disease”…  Ted Jackson, Treatment Magazine.  View the rest of Ted’s article here:  America’s Methadone King  With so many opiate addicts in the U.S., methadone is becoming a business magnet.  Buprenorphine is very likely to follow.  Ted Jackson’s article portrays CRC as controlling the largest number of clinics.  61 out of a total of 1050 clinics in the U.S receiving roughly 1.3 million dollars in annual revenue per clinic.  CMG is 2nd place with 50 clinics.  Using CRC’s revenue formula the potential for methadone sales in the U.S approaches a billion dollars.  Obviously, public funded facilities will not disappear tomorrow, but their tax base is something that states continue to cut.  Bain Capital’s CRC and… other big interests in methadone