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Methadone in Opioid Addiction
By David Kan, M.D. - University of California, San Francisco & San Francisco VA Medical Center
A slideshow filled with graphs and statistics on methadone treatment for opioid addiction and its impact on crime, death rates, etc.
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Methadone Treatment in the U.S.A.
By George E. Woody, M.D. - University of Pennsylvania Addiction Treatment & Research Center & Philadelphia VA Medical Center
This presentation covers the history of methadone treatment and the political issues affecting availability and quality of treatment programs in the US.
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Medications For The Treatment Of Opiate Dependence In The US - Current Therapies And New Developments
By Ahmed Elkashef, M.D. - Division of Treatment Research and Development, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
A presentation about current and prospective treatment methods for opioid dependence and addiction. The slideshow covers treatments with methadone, LAAM, buprenorphine, naltrexone, and lofexidine (a drug similar to clonidine).
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Study on oral heroin maintenance treatment in heroin-dependent patients who have relapsed in methadone maintenance programs
By Miguel Casas - Director General of Drug Addiction and AIDS, Generalitat of Catalonia
This slideshow details the Spanish study on treatment with oral heroin in patients who have been unsuccessful in at least two methadone maintenance programs, each of which lasted at least one month and in which the daily dose was equal to or greater than 70mg.
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PDF Guides

Chicago Recovery Alliance’s Better Vein Care/Safer Injection Guide
A PDF file with 23 images representing opportunities for initiating and developing discussions on various aspects related to taking better care of one's veins and reducing the likelihood of disease transmission through the process of injection. These two protective pursuits are complementary and synergistic in the spirit of reducing drug-related harm. Please use these materials to engage people in discussions about positive changes they may choose to make. These images are not meant to be prescriptive or exhaustive about the practice of injection, merely a beginning to what is a bountiful set of options for improvement and a tool for overcoming the damage caused by silence and shame around injection

Getting Off Right - A Safety Manual for Injection Drug Users
Getting Off Right is a straightforward, easy-to-read how-to survival guide for injection drug users. It is a compilation of medical facts, injection techniques, junky wisdom and common sense strategies to keep users and their communities healthier and safer. The Safety Manual was written in collaboration by drug users and services providers.

Methadone Maintenance Treatment - Intervention Toolkit
By Dr. M. Suresh Kumar, 2012 - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Regional Office for South Asia (UNODC ROSA)
This document was prepared as part of a project on HIV transmission prevention among drug users by the The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Regional Office for South Asia (UNODC ROSA). The module outlines the effectiveness of methadone in the management of opioid dependence and in preventing HIV amongst injecting opioid users. It also describes the guidelines and procedures for methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) and discusses issues relating to the dispensing of methadone.
Updated September 14, 2013