Dr Martin Mitcheson

Martin Mitcheson has worked in the field of addictions in London and the West of England since the 1960s. He has conducted research into the treatment and epidemiology of illicit drug use.

Treating heroin with heroin: what is the evidence?

There have been many claims regarding the advantages of maintenance prescription of heroin to opiate addicts but the evidence base for this is sparse and equivocal. This literature will be reviewed and discussed.