Methadone Maintenance is the most tested and proven way to cure opiate/heroin addiction. It has been used for 30 years, yet people do not see it as medicine but trading one addiction for another. No other medication has such stigma attached to it. But it still has the highest success rate in treating addiction.
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American Society of Addiction Medicine
Dedicated to improving access to care, as well as to increase its quality and effectiveness for patients and their families. Working to get addictive medicine an approved medical category.
Drug Policy Alliance
Organization working to promote new drug policies and to promote alternatives to the war on drugs. Library and research briefs. (Formerly the Lindesmith Center)
Federal Regulation of Methadone Treatment (1995)
Complete, browsable text of this book by Richard A. Rettig and Adam Yarmolinsky. From National Academy Press.
Methadone and Pregnancy
Covers topics around methadone treatment and pregnancy.
The Methadone Maze
About the journey through the "maze" of methadone treatment - making sense of the side effects and the stigma attached to it.
National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery
Composed of methadone maintenance patients and supporters of quality treatment, with members and supporters worldwide.
Methadone Grows as Killer Drug
New York Times article about the increase in recreational use of this drug in the United States and the public health issues that result. (February 09, 2003)
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