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Azerbaijan. Baku region. Baku. Methadone program at the Narcology Center, Ministry of Health. A man, ex-drug addict, drinks in a plastic cup his dose of methadone. Methadone is a synthetic opioid, used medically as an analgesic and anti-addictive. Methadone therapy is the pharmacotherapy for the treatment of drug addiction patients.The Global Fund through the Ministry of Health supports the harm reduction program (substitution therapy) with an Aids grant (financial aid). © 2007 Didier Ruef