Methadone Clinic is the story of Billy and Pamm, how they get involved, and how Pamm turns Billy on to this job as a substance abuse counselor at the methadone clinic she attends. Set in New York's East Village, it's an in-your-face slice of contemporary inner-city life. A must-read for anyone interested in the issue of substance abuse and recovery, Methadone Clinic hits a raw nerve. Written by a former counselor, the reader gets a behind the scenes look into heroin addiction and the methadone industry it has spawned. It is a gritty, true-to-life novel, written by one who understands the plight of the patients and the workers who serve them. As such, it is also a work of considerable social import.