Kyrgyzstan: Methadone Debate Puts Program at Risk

Although heroin addiction in Kyrgyzstan is on the rise, and the methadone program has been considered a success, some Kyrgyz parliamentarians would like to prohibit opioid substitution therapies (OST). (Photo: David Trilling)

“I’ll be the first corpse,” says Sveta Filatova when asked about initiatives to terminate Kyrgyzstan’s methadone programs.

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David Trilling is EurasiaNet’'s Central Asia editor.

Kyrgyzstan: Methadone Debate Puts Program at Risk

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