Before we answer this question, let’s highlight several important, antecedent decisions: Decision #1: Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) vs. Abstinence treatment? This should be a personal choice made in collaboration with your support team/network. If you have a record of multiple failed attempts at abstinence therapy or relapses then maybe you should now consider medication-assisted treatment asContinue reading “Is Methadone a good choice for opioid dependence treatment?”
Author Archives: pcmed1119
UNDERSTANDING OPIOID DEPENDENCE*
an introduction to the topic of opioid dependence.
Prescribed, 300 mg of Methadone/day!
Yep, I’ve seen it! It brings up several questions: Why? In this case, it was being given in the context of chronic pain management. Chronic opioid therapy (the therapeutic use of opioid medications over a long period of time) is usually prescribed in the context of adult chronic pain management or medication-assisted treatment of opioidContinue reading “Prescribed, 300 mg of Methadone/day!”
In the Clinic today…(2)
Clinical issues in methadone treatment illustrated through real client encounters
In the Clinic today…
Clinical issues arising in opioid addiction medication-assisted treatment in the clinic setting.
Improvements to come…
I’m new at publishing publicly so these early posts may be hard to read visually. I’m learning about how to make them more appealing visually and easier to read. I’m also considering how to proceed in terms of relevancy and that’s where I need feedback from you in terms of what you’d like to receiveContinue reading “Improvements to come…”
My First Blog Post
Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.
Hi, my name’s Stuart and I’m a physician who’s been involved with medication-assisted opioid addiction treatment (MAT) since 2006 and Methadone maintenance therapy (MMT)since 2008. I was formally trained in Anesthesiology and Pain management. Currently I’m a co-medical director at a small Opioid Treatment Program (“Methadone clinic”) in a small city in the U.S.A. TheseContinue reading “Introduction”
Methadone Maintenance Therapy- an Introduction:
A brief intro to Methadone Maintenance Therapy