“Methadone clinics” to be defined
Posted 1 year ago
Tue, May 8th, '12 - 1:07 pm
A proposal to define “methadone clinics” within Belleville’s by-laws went back to the drawing board at last night’s Planning Committee meeting.
The idea was to differentiate methadone clinic zoning from regular medical clinics.
But Dr. Brian Hadley, who runs a methadone clinic at the Bayview Mall, told the committee “that these aren’t crazy people or people who have fallen out of the sky.”
Dr. Hadley says the College of Physicians and Surgeons wants to streamline the process and take away the stigma from this addiction by including the methadone patients within the family doctors’ practices.
The committee tabled the issue for a staff report on this new possibility.