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Opiate Addiction Is a Major Individual and Public Health Problem It is estimated that at least 980,000 people in the United States are currently addicted to heroin and other opiates (such as oxycontin, dilaudid, and hydrocone).


Methadone Profile Methadone is a synthetic, narcotic analgesic (pain reliever). Often used by and associated with the treatment of heroin addicts, it is also used for other medical purposes, such as pain relief.

Methadone Fast Facts

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Guidelines for Dosing Methadone

Methadone Dosing Final (Rev 081103b) Updated versions may be found at http:// www.vapbm.org or http://vaww.pbm. med.va.gov 1 of 5 Methadone Dosing Recommendations for Treatment of Chronic Pain Prepared by Francine Goodman, PharmD, BCPS; William N. Jones, BSc, MSc; and Peter Glassman, MBBS, MSc ...

The Methadone Awareness Test*

Answers QUESTION 1 FALSE. The MMT patient is DEPENDENT on their medication. Not addicted! The correct definition of addiction refers to the loss of control over drug use or other behaviors such as eating or gambling.

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Rosenbaum, Marsha, "The Demedicalization of Methadone Maintenance." Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. 1995; 27: pp. 145-149. Abstract The institution of methadone maintenance as a treatment modality for heroin addictirn in the mid-1960s was part of the growing medicalization of social problems in ...

Methadone HCl Tabs

METHADONE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLETS, USP DESCRIPTION Methadone Hydrochloride Tablets, USP 6-(dimethylamino)-4,4-diphenyl-3-heptanone, hydrochloride), is a white, crystalline material that is water soluble.

PA Department of Public Welfare

PA Department of Public Welfare Frequently Asked Questions on Methadone Treatment in MA and MATP _____ 1.


4077444//03 Roxane Laboratories, Inc. Columbus, Ohio 43216 DOLOPHINE ® HYDROCHLORIDE (Methadone Hydrochloride Tablets, USP) 5mg, 10 mg Deaths, cardiac and respiratory, have been reported during initiation and conversion of pain patients to methadone treatment from treatment with other opioid ...

Methadone Today

Methadone Today The official newsletter of DONT--by patients, for patients November 2005 Volume X Number VIII HBO Airs Negative, Misleading Documentary About Methadone Patients Concerns have been raised by methadone patient advocates and methadone treatment physicians about a documentary aired ...