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About Methadone & Buprenorphine (.pdf from the Drug Policy Alliance)

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An amazing resource/publication from the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) about methadone & buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence that ALL methadone & buprenorphine patients, providers & advocates MUST HAVE!

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Obama Administration Cites Heroin Concerns After Hoffman Death (USA)

Obama Administration Cites Heroin Concerns After Hoffman Death (USA) | Methadone Maintenance Treatment | Scoop.it
The Obama administration’s drug czar acknowledged Tuesday a growing problem with opioids like heroin and prescription painkillers and the need for a coordinated public health response, just over a week after Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an apparent heroin overdose.
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Norway to test nasal spray antidote to heroin overdose

Norway to test nasal spray antidote to heroin overdose | Methadone Maintenance Treatment | Scoop.it
Country with western Europe’s worst heroin overdose rate to trial Naloxone spray in Oslo and Bergen, its two most populous cities. Norway is poised to start trials of a nasal spray that reverses the effect of a heroin overdose, in a move that could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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Medicaid Policies Restrict Opioid Addiction Treatment | The Fix

Medicaid Policies Restrict Opioid Addiction Treatment | The Fix | Methadone Maintenance Treatment | Scoop.it
“ Some experts say limited access to opioid addiction meds could put addicts' lives in danger.”
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Addiction Treatment Forum | Meaning and Methadone: A Model for Promoting Adherence in MMT, Based on Patients’ Perceptions

Addiction Treatment Forum | Meaning and Methadone: A Model for Promoting Adherence in MMT, Based on Patients’ Perceptions | Methadone Maintenance Treatment | Scoop.it
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PsychiatryOnline | Psychiatric Services | Medication-Assisted Treatment With Methadone: Assessing the Evidence

PsychiatryOnline | Psychiatric Services | Medication-Assisted Treatment With Methadone: Assessing the Evidence | Methadone Maintenance Treatment | Scoop.it
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"MMT is associated with improved outcomes for individuals and pregnant women with opioid use disorders. MMT should be a covered service available to all individuals."

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Medication Recovery

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The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) provides education, information, help and hope to the public.
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What Exactly is Kratom? - Sober Nation

What Exactly is Kratom? - Sober Nation | Methadone Maintenance Treatment | Scoop.it
The Truth about Kratom Researchers in the United States are studying the potential of an herb native to Southeast Asia that would help those addicted to op

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What Exactly is Kratom? The Truth about Kratom....

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With More Addicted Soldiers, Military Expands Treatment Options

With More Addicted Soldiers, Military Expands Treatment Options | Methadone Maintenance Treatment | Scoop.it
For thousands of service members who use opiates to manage chronic pain from war injuries, the road to dependence and addiction can be paved with
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...the Department of Defense noted that to continue to exclude medication assisted therapy is “outdated” and “fails to recognize the current standard of practice.”

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'It took me 30 years to realise I was wasting my life' - Indian Express

'It took me 30 years to realise I was wasting my life' - Indian Express | Methadone Maintenance Treatment | Scoop.it
Two years ago, when his mother gave him Rs 3 to buy chapatis, he spent it on buying street snuff.
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Methadone Saves Lives! <3 | "Shaikh landed in KEM's Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) programme in October 2012. Today he owns a small dhaba, a tiny mobile shop and sells clothes in Kurla. "It took me 30 years to realise where I was heading, wasting my life in drugs," Shaikh admitted."

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SOTA List - State Opioid Treatment Authorities (or "SMA" - State Methadone Authority)

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SOTA List - State Opioid Treatment Authorities by State

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MAT Patients: KNOWLEDGE is POWER!! Do you know who YOUR State Opioid Treatment Authority (SOTA)/State Methadone Authority (SMA) is, and do you have his or her contact information?!

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NIDA International: Methadone Research Web Guide and Tutorial | National Institute on Drug Abuse

Take the Tutorial
Test your knowledge about methadone maintenance treatment. Each of the 20 questions in the Tutorial draws on the material in a section of the Methadone Research Web Guide.
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One of the best single resources on the medical treatment of opioid dependence and addiction with methadone that is available; If folks will only look at one resource on this subject this should be a finalist.

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Is Methadone Bad? | The Methadone Maze

Is Methadone Bad? | The Methadone Maze | Methadone Maintenance Treatment | Scoop.it
is methadone bad, methadone opinions, methadone (Is methadone bad? Find out!
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Is Methadone Bad? | The Methadone Maze | @scoopit via @TheMethMaze

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4 Things You Can Do to Prevent Overdose Deaths (USA)

4 Things You Can Do to Prevent Overdose Deaths (USA) | Methadone Maintenance Treatment | Scoop.it
100 people die from drug overdose in America every day--and nearly half of them are from prescription painkillers. All of them are preventable. Here's how you can do your part.
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Why Are These Judges Ordering Patients to Stop Drug Treatment?

Why Are These Judges Ordering Patients to Stop Drug Treatment? | Methadone Maintenance Treatment | Scoop.it
“Ordering people to stop treatment is bad for patients and the public. (RT @NYHarmReduction: SHAME!”
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Judges are practicing medicine without a license and violating federal laws they are supposed to uphold.
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For Young People Addicted to Painkillers, the Path Less Taken -- Why? (USA)

“ While no one treatment approach is right for every teen, it is clinically sensible -- but not easy -- to find comprehensive care. We tell families to look for three things.”
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Understanding Opioid Addiction and the Function of Methadone Treatment

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Professional Perspectives on Addiction Medicine: Understanding Opioid Addiction and the Function of Methadone Treatment

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NAMA Recovery of Tennessee: AATOD Conference 2013 + Dr. Kreek = Inspiration

NAMA Recovery of Tennessee: AATOD Conference 2013 + Dr. Kreek = Inspiration | Methadone Maintenance Treatment | Scoop.it
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Prescription drug abuse now more deadly than heroin and cocaine combined | The Raw Story

Prescription drug abuse now more deadly than heroin and cocaine combined | The Raw Story | Methadone Maintenance Treatment | Scoop.it

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Prescription Drug Abuse Now More Deadly Than Heroin and Cocaine Combined

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I typically catch these stories between Google Alerts and my obsessive reading everything treatment and prescription drug related... and also am a regular RawStory reader for general news... but I missed this. Thanks so much for sharing!!<br><br>Zac Talbott<br>NAMA-R TN<br>www.tnmethadone.org
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The ATTC/NIATx Service Improvement Blog: Making the case for MAT

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Making the case for MAT

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Could 'treatment' providers who refuse or fail to offer FDA-approved medications for the medical treatment of substance use disorders be opening themselves up to malpractice lawsuits?

 

Food for thought from The ATTC/NIATx Service Improvement Blog...

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Our Say: Methadone clinic behind bars a worthwhile attempt

Our Say: Methadone clinic behind bars a worthwhile attempt | Methadone Maintenance Treatment | Scoop.it
Heroin is a persistent problem in our community, one you can’t solve easily.
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All jails and prisons should follow suit... That is if our policy makers & officials are serious about addressing the opioid addiction & overdose epidemic in an effective way...

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Overdose deaths driving up demand for methadone | The Woonsocket Call

Overdose deaths driving up demand for methadone | The Woonsocket Call | Methadone Maintenance Treatment | Scoop.it
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It's never been more clear: We must expand access to evidence-based treatments! With the opioid addiction and overdose death on the rise we've got to stop with barriers based in stigma and bias - it's time to focus on science. SAMHSA's recent overdose toolkit lists medication assisted treatment as one of the TOP THREE things we can be doing to reduce opioid overdose!

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We Speak Methadone (and buprenorphine) • Injectable opioid tx more cost-effective than oral methadone

We Speak Methadone (and buprenorphine) • Injectable opioid tx more cost-effective than oral methadone | Methadone Maintenance Treatment | Scoop.it
Injectable opioid treatment for chronic heroin addiction more cost-effective than oral methadone
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This study is fascinating to me. Injectable formulations of maintenance medications have never been used in the United States, so the entire concept seems foreign to me.  Some of my British peers on the National Users' Network (NUN) email list have mentioned injectable methadone having been used in the U.K. for some number of years with good success, though it seems that those who receive the injectable form have been on it for some number of years - It doesn't sound that it's an option that's easily accessible for patients new to treatment. Interesting article/study results either way & food for thought.

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Methadone & Opioid Substitution Therapy | Drug War Facts

Methadone & Opioid Substitution Therapy | Drug War Facts | Methadone Maintenance Treatment | Scoop.it
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"Of the various treatments available, Methadone Maintenance Treatment, combined with attention to medical, psychiatric and socioeconomic issues, as well as drug counseling, has the highest probability of being effective."

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