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The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this website are for informational purposes only. The purpose of this website is to promote a broader understanding and knowledge of opiate addiction and related health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

About Opiate Addiction & Treatment Resource (OATR)

The website is based in North America and aims to provide accurate, up-to-date information about opioids, addiction and dependence, and available treatment options. With the current epidemic of opioid abuse across North America, education on the topics of opioids and opioid addiction is greatly needed. We hope that the information provided on this website will help educate the public and promote a deeper understanding around these issues. Our Methadone Clinic Directory for the U.S. and Canada serves to further our goal of improving access to existing treatment options for opioid addiction. In addition to the methadone clinic directory, we also provide information on a range of other treatment options for opioid addiction, which we hope will encourage more addicts to seek treatment.

The policies and practices of harm reduction are central to our beliefs here at OATR. Harm reduction as it relates to drug use is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm reduction incorporates a range of strategies from safer use, to managed use, to abstinence to meet drug users “where they’re at,” addressing conditions of use along with the use itself. Because harm reduction demands that interventions and policies designed to serve drug users reflect specific individual and community needs, there is no universal definition of or formula for implementing harm reduction.

Contact Information

Detailed contact information is available on this page.
Send all emails to opiateaddictiontreatment@gmail.com.

About the Creative Commons

Opiate Addiction & Treatment Resource is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license (CC-BY-SA-3.0). This means that you are allowed to share and adapt the information on this site, even for commercial purposes, so long as you credit us and license your new creations under the same Creative Commons license. You can read more about the Creative Commons here.

Funding and Advertisements

This site does not receive funding from any external sources. Advertisements have been placed throughout the website to help pay for the costs associated with running a website. The advertisements that appear on this website are provided by the Google AdSense network. We do not control the content displayed in these ads. You can read more about Google AdSense and advertisements in our Privacy Policy.
Updated March 8, 2014