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5 edition of Methadone Maintenance found in the catalog.

Methadone Maintenance

A Counsellor"s Guide to Treatment

by Garth Martin

  • 348 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Centre of Addiction & Mental Hlth .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Psychopathology - Addiction,
  • General,
  • Medical,
  • Psychology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatSpiral-bound
    Number of Pages255
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9676122M
    ISBN 100888684312
    ISBN 109780888684318
    OCLC/WorldCa58843945

    • Show a lengthy history of methadone maintenance treatment program compliance. • Have a primary methadone maintenance treatment counselor who agrees with the timing and readiness for the taper. • Are committed to returning to methadone maintenance treatment in File Size: KB. Methadone heals, but methadone kills. Methadone is a life-saving treatment, but methadone is also a life-threatening poison. The challenge is how to confer the benefit without incurring the harm. And that is what this book is all about. Methadone is by far the most widely prescribed drug in the treatment of heroin addiction, and yet, all too often, we are clumsy in our use of this 1/5(1).

      Methadone Anonymous (MA) is a new step fellowship developed for methadone maintained heroin addicts. A total of 53 MA members completed a survey assessing factors related to methadone maintenance treatment program (MMTP) entry, drug use, MA participation, beliefs concerning effectiveness of MMTP and MA, and level of social Cited by:   Methadone maintenance treatment. Among people seeking treatment for heroin addiction, the course of addiction tends to be a chronic, relapsing one, often involving multiple episodes and differing modalities of duration of methadone treatment has been demonstrated to be a linear, nonthreshold predictor of outcome, with better outcomes from Cited by:

    Methadone is administered single daily as in methadone maintenance treatment, the average half-life of methadone is around 24 hours. This means that at the end of the 24 th hour after dose administration, the concentration of methadone should have fallen to half its peak value. Most of us would consider the increasing methadone concentration in Cited by: 6.   Methadone maintenance is a highly effective treatment for opioid addiction and has been included in WHO’s Model List of Essential Medicines since 11 randomised controlled trials 25–35 have assessed the efficacy of methadone maintenance in treating opioid dependence as compared with placebo or non-pharmacological therapy and showed the Cited by:


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"Methadone maintenance is probably the most highly regulated, most misunderstood, and most effective treatment for heroin addiction. The U.S. system arose through a combination of brilliant science, clinical compassion, and continuing sitgmatization of the patients, and it is now moving toward greater integration with the health care system as a by: 3.

Methadone Maintenance book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This newly revised edition is an important reference for practising 1/5(1). Methadone is an opioid, like heroin or opium. Methadone maintenance treatment has been used to treat opioid dependence since the sBuprenorphine is another medicine used as a substitute for heroin in the treatment of opioid dependence.

However, these guidelines will focus on methadone as it is the most widely used substitute r medication.

The Effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance Treatment: Patients, Programs, Services, and Outcome by John C. Ball, Alan Ross, et al.

| out of 5 stars 1. A Quick Start Guide to Methadone Maintenance Counseling by Abraham H. Kou (Author), and  Karen Y. Mechanic (Foreword) is a book that is mainly written for professional medical personnel that deals with opioid addiction, recovery, and treatment of addicts/5(5).

This book provides guidance on methadone prescribing and dispensing, and includes essential information on topics such as: methadone dose tapering drug interactions involving methadone using methadone in opioid withdrawal management managing pain in methadone-maintained patients managing pregnancy in women in MMT."Book Edition: 2nd Edition.

This was a very well written book and helped me understand a lot more about methadone when I started a job at a methadone clinic. It truly helps you understand the field and what people with addiction are experiencing/5(30).

PATIENT INFORMATION BOOKLET ON METHADONE MAINTENANCE THERAPY Methadone is a long-acting, synthetic drug that was first developed to provide long lasting analgesia in the battle-field during the World War II.

It was first used in the maintenance treatment of drug addiction in the United States in the mid s. Addiction Treatment Forum has produced a series of more than 20 educational brochures available in both English and Spanish for opioid-dependent patients in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction.

The brochures are available as a series of PDF files for you to download and print out at your convenience. The brochures can be duplicated for handouts. Understanding Methadone Maintenance Treatment Under the Steady-State System What is methadone.

Methadone is a synthetic opioid that is used as a medication to treat: (1) opioid addiction, (2) opioid detoxification, and (3) chronic pain. When used to treat opioid addiction, it is referred to as “methadone for maintenance treatment” or Size: KB.

Methadone was originally developed for the treatment of opioid dependence in the mids. Work conducted by Dole et al. () demonstrated its efficacy and safety. Although methadone was not the first medication used to treat an addictive disorder (disulfiram was available years before methadone), methadone’s dramatic efficacy for what had been a significant problem.

Methadone is a synthetic opioid which is used widely as an analgesic as well as maintenance therapy for persons with opioid dependency. Patients on chronic methadone therapy for opioid dependency often have underlying chronic viral hepatitis, but methadone itself has not been linked to serum enzyme elevations during therapy or to clinically apparent liver.

How to use this book 1 Methadone myths and realities 3 1 Methadone and other options 9 2 Learning about methadone 27 3 Going on methadone 39 4 Living with methadone 59 5 Methadone and other drugs 77 6 Counselling and other services 89 7 Women, family and methadone 8 Looking ahead on methadone Important contact numbers.

Handbook of Methadone Prescribing and Buprenorphine Therapy is an invaluable guide to the safe use of these opioids.

Authored by clinical and academic leaders from a variety of settings and backgrounds, this book includes chapters on pharmacology, adverse effects, safe rotation from other opioids, cardiac toxicity, prescribing, pharmacokinetics. Methadone maintenance is the most commonly used treatment for heroin addiction.

Many of the methadone programs are established by private not-for-profit organizations while others are private for-profit or public programs. methadone, dilaudid, buprenorphine, LAAM, OxyContin, and fentanyl are opioids. You may be reading this book because you are taking methadone or because you are thinking about taking methadone – or because you care about somebody who is.

People usually enter methadone treatment because they feel over-whelmed by their dependence on. tion and maintenance therapy for opioid use ledUse:Neonatal abstinencesyndrome.

Action Doses of methadone for patients on methadone maintenance only prevent with-drawal symptoms; no analgesia is provided.

Additional opioid doses are Size: KB. The s and s have witnessed a worldwide epidemic of heroin addiction, and countries around the world have moved to put in place opiate replacement therapy programs to deal with this problem.

While most of these programs use methadone as a substitute drug of choice, most recently, buprenorphine, LAAM (levo acetyl methadol), and heroin have been employed for.

The 4-week-old infant of a breastfeeding mother taking 45 mg of oral methadone maintenance a day had undetectable (methadone maintenance (range 20 to 80 mg daily) had their blood drawn shortly after breastfeeding. In the s the doctors Marie Nyswander and Vincent Dole promoted methadone as a therapeutic tool to rehabilitate narcotics addicts.

The drug is now in use in maintenance programs in the United States, Thailand, Sweden, and Hong Kong. It is used to wean the addict from heroin and thus break out of the self-destructive lifestyle.

Methadone Maintenance Treatment – Program Standards and Guidelines of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario4 is an excellent resource for more detailed descriptions of care issues and references in methadone maintenance treatment.

Physicians should consider downloading and reviewing the document. For Buprenorphine.Methadone Maintenance: A Physician’s Guide to Treatment To gain access to complete books and documents, visit desLibris through the discovery portal of a member library, or take out an individual membership.

Click on “More details” to find the book in bookstore or library.Methadone maintenance treatment is the use of methadone, administered over a prolonged period of time, as treatment for someone who is addicted to opioids such as heroin, where detoxification has been unsuccessful and/or admittance to a substance abuse treatment facility requires complete abstinence.

"Methadone maintenance makes possible a first step toward .