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?”
Category Archives: Opioid use disorder medication treatment
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…”