The position of the government is that addicts must take methadone, to insure the fact that they will not abuse other drugs. The testimony of Teen Challenge students and those we work with on the streets is that methadone did not curb other drug use. Methadone users routinely abuse valium to heighten or lengthen the methadone "high."
In Poland, a number of Teen Challenge graduates, drug free for over 15 months, were denied housing unless they went back on methadone. The government says there is no cure for heroin addiction and they refuse the obvious evidence of the lives Jesus has changed here in Teen Challenge.