Case study: Methadone maintenance treatment in Hanoi, Vietnam
1 Nossal Institute for Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
2 Institute for Social Development Studies, Hanoi, Vietnam
Harm Reduction Journal 2012, 9:26 doi:10.1186/1477-7517-9-26Published: 9 July 2012
Methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) was introduced in the rapidly developing semi-rural district of Tu Liem in Hanoi in December, 2009. Commune police play an integral role in determining which injecting drug users (IDUs) are eligible to commence and continue MMT. This case study highlights the importance of providing training to commune police about MMT to mitigate negative impacts drug law enforcement can have on IDU accessibility to MMT programs.