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News items on opioid addiction, medical research, public policies, and

other topics of interest compiled from journals, news media, and other sources.
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Note: The following resources in this section are available exclusively from AT Forum and include a compilation of research reports and White Papers listed in chronological order.


MMt in criminal justice systemMethadone Maintenance Treatment in the Criminal Justice System

Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor. Released April 2006.
pdfPDF available here for download <click here…> (1.4MB, 8pp)


Methadone-Drug* Interactions

(*Medications, illicit drugs, & other substances)

Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor. Released November 2005.
pdfPDF available here for download <click here…> (660KB, 31pp)


SAM in MMT
- SUPPLEMENT
A companion to the SAM in MMT paper (below) providing supplemental technical information and tables, including: 1) Terms defining drug screen/test performance; 2) Understanding cutoff values of drug screens; 3) Cutoff levels, detection times, X-reactivity; 4) How typical on-site drug screening devices work.
Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor. Released July 2005.
pdfPDF available here for download <click here…> (PDF file 467KB, 5pp)


SAM in MMT*
(*Substance-Abuse Monitoring in Methadone Maintenance Treatment).
A 12-page, evidence-based AT Forum White Paper discussing how drug screening and testing can be vital therapeutic tools supporting rehabilitation and recovery from opioid addiction.
Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor. Released April 2005.
pdfPDF available here for download <click here…> (356KB, 12pp)

 

A Community-Centered Solution for Opioid Addiction Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)

Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor. Released April 2004.

PDF available here for download <click hereā€¦> (2.2MB, 8pp)

 

Methadone Dosing & Safety in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction
Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor. Released September 2003.
pdfPDF available here for download <click here…> (312KB, 8pp)


cardiac considerationsCardiac Considerations During MMT

Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor & and Mori J. Krantz, MD, FACC. Released October 2003.
pdfPDF file available here for download <click here…> (200KB, 6pp)


Can Addiction Research Be Trusted?

Introducing EBAM* (*Evidence Based Addiction Medicine). A 6-page easy-to-follow guide discussing basic principles of effective research to help readers understand what to look for and how to interpret research articles and reports.
Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor. Released March 2003.
pdfPDF available here for download <click here...> (6pp)


EBAM for practitionersEBAM* For Practitioners (*Evidence-Based Addiction Medicine)

A more extensive 16-page booklet presenting essential concepts for assessing the validity of research, understanding the relevance of statistics, and interpreting the significance of results for everyday practice in addiction medicine.
Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor. Released March 2003.
pdfPDF available here for download <click here…> (16pp)


Does Methadone Formulation Make A Difference?
Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor. Released February 2003.
pdfPDF available here for download <click here…> (36KB, 1pp)


Methadone's Role in Torsade de Pointes Questioned

Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor. Released September 2002.
pdfPDF file available here for download <click here...> (250KB, 5pp)


Naltrexone in the Prevention of Opioid Relapse
Research report by Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor. Released August 2002.
pdfPDF available here for download <click here…> (124KB, 6pp)


Evidence for the Efficacy of Naltrexone in the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence (Alcoholism)

Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor. Released March 2002.
pdfPDF available here for download <click here…> (140KB, 8pp)


Does Methadone Maintenance Treatment Affect Heart Health?

Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor. Released June 2001.
pdfPDF file available here for download <click here…> (PDF file 88KB, 6pp)


Addiction Treatment Forum, Liver Disease in MMT: Treatment & Transplant – Parts 1-4

Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor.
Part 1 : Critical Concerns (Vol. 10, No. 4, Fall 2001)
Part 2 : Hepatitis C - A "Giant Silent Killer" (Vol.11, No. 1, Winter 2002)
Part 3: MMT Clinics' Roles in HCV Therapy (Vol. 11, No. 2, Spring 2002)
Part 4: Hope for Liver Transplantation (Vol. 11, No. 3, Summer 2002)
Survey Results - Liver Disease Fate (Vol. 11, No. 2, Spring 2002)
pdfPDF available here for download <click here…> (244KB,16pp)


The Safety of Methadone, LAAM, Buprenorphine

Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor. Released 2001.
(MS Word Document available here for download <click here…> (48KB, 22pp)
Note: Also see, AT Forum, Spring 2001; 10(2)



brainstormsAddiction Treatment Forum
; Brainstorms - Series 1-8, 1999-2001

Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor.
1. The Blind Men & The Elephant (Vol. 8, No. 3, Summer 1999)
2. Self-Medication Pathways of Addiction (Vol. 8, No. 4, Fall 1999)
3. The Hijacked Brain (Vol. 9, No. 1, Winter 2000)
4. Spiritual Roads to Recovery (Vol. 9, No. 2, Spring 2000)
5. Addiction and the Duress of Stress (Vol. 9, No. 3, Summer 2000)
6. The Shifting Sands of Opioid Addiction & Treatment (Vol. 9, No. 4, Fall 2000)
7. The Hijacked Brain Revisited (Vol. 10, No. 1, Winter 2001)
8. The Voices of Dissent (Vol. 10, No. 2, Spring 2001)
pdfPDF available here for download <click here> (334KB,24pp)

All links accessed March 4, 2014

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