Treatment

Opioid Detoxification
What are the different methods of opioid detoxification? Is opioid detoxification effective? Read about the difference between inpatient and outpatient medical detoxification, rapid opioid detoxification using anesthesia, and how tapering is used.

Methadone Maintenance
Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is well-studied method of treatment for opioid addiction that has been proven to be both safe and effective. Find out about the history of methadone and MMT, and read about how a typical methadone treatment program works.

Methadone Clinic Directory
A directory of over 1,000 clinics in the U.S.A. and Canada offering methadone maintenance programs. Each state and province has its own page with an interactive map of methadone clinics in that state or province, as well as a list containing detailed contact information for each clinic listing (name, address, phone number, website).

Buprenorphine Treatment
Buprenorphine treatment is a relatively new type of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) that was approved for use in treating opioid addiction in the early 2000s. Learn how buprenorphine treatment works and access the SAMSHA Buprenorphine Physician and Treatment Program Locator (USA).

Ibogaine Therapy
What is ibogaine and how is it used in the treatment of opioid addiction? Learn about this naturally-occuring alkaloid used in a ritual by the Bwiti people of West Africa and the powerful effects it has on those who consume it, including its ability to interrupt opioid addiction and alleviate withdrawal.

Anesthesia-Assisted Opioid Detoxification
Anesthesia-assisted opioid detoxification, also known as anesthesia-assisted rapid opioid detoxification (AAROD) or ultra rapid opioid detoxification (UROD), is a controversial method of opioid detoxification. Is it really the quick, withdrawal-free detox that treatment providers claim it to be? Read about the treatment procedure, its effectiveness, and potential risks.




Updated October 10, 2013