Methadone maintenance can also be an addiction and poses a long term problem for addicts seeking end their addiction if used incorrectly and abused.   Here is a look into the lives of a couple of stubborn hardcore Philadelphia junkies, abusing methadone.  Jeff Deeney, a Philadelphia social worker writes about two drug addicts in the context of considering heroin maintenance in a piece call Get Me My Legal Heroin.  Regarding the abuse or proper use of methadone, another link to an article called, Do Methadone Prescriptions Do More Harm Than Help sheds some light on the complexity of addicts and methadone maintenance.  You be the judge.  Heroin addiction is not the only drug issue out there, but it has managed to trap many of out family members in life of torment.  Methadone hasn’t always helped much either.   How do we stop this madness? What does our government need to do to really help get under drug addiction in America?  links by Mary S.