|Contributions||Drug Abuse Council (Washington, D.C.)|
|LC Classifications||RC568.M4 D35|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||109|
|LC Control Number||73081224|
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.