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Safe Methadone Induction and Stabilization Report of an Expert Panel

Journal of Addiction Medicine Nov/Dec 2013 Issue.

http://www.asam.org/docs/default-source/publicy-policy-statements/safe_methadone_induction_and_stabilization__report-1.pdf?sfvrsn=2

 

AATOD Methadone Induction Advisory

Released April 2008.

http://www.aatod.org/OLD_SITE/dosage_induction.html

 

SAMHSA Guidance on the Importance of Determining the Initial Methadone Dose
September 4, 2007.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (115KB, 2pp)

 

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

 

When "Enough" is Not Enough: New Perspectives on Optimal Methadone Dose
Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD, Marc Shinderman, Sarz Maxwell, Chin B. Eap, Phil Paris; Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, Released in 2000.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here… > (91KB, 8pp)

 

Clinical Diagnostic Tool for Guiding Methadone Treatment of Opioid Addiction
ODAS - Opiate Dosage Adequacy Scale... from Heroin Addiction & Related Clinical Problems. 2004;6(3)39-49. Distributed with permission of the journal.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (452KB, 12pp)

 

Cardiac Concerns

QTc Interval Screening - AATOD Policy and Guidance Statement

Released April 2009.

http://www.aatod.org/OLD_SITE/qtc.html

 

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

 

Does Methadone Maintenance Treatment Affect Heart Health?
Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor, Released June 2001.
PDF PDF file available here for download <click here…> (PDF file 88KB, 6pp)

 

Drugs That Prolong the QT Interval and Induce Torsades de Pointes

AZCert.org

http://crediblemeds.org/healthcare-providers/


Methadone's Role in Torsade de Pointes Questioned
Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor. Released September 2002.
PDF PDF file available here for download <click here...> (250KB, 5pp)

 

Drug Interactions

P450 Drug Interaction Table

Indiana University

http://medicine.iupui.edu/clinpharm/ddis/clinical-table/

 

American Journal on Addictions - Special Issue on Methadone Interactions With Other Medication and Abused Substances
March/April 2010.

PDFArticles available for purchase at:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajad.2010.19.issue-2/issuetoc



Methadone-Drug* Interactions – 3rd Edition
(*Medications, illicit drugs, & other substances)

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

 

HIV Drug Interactions

http://www.hiv-druginteractions.org/ - This informative and educational HIV resource is valuable for healthcare professionals, scientific researchers or anyone with an interest in HIV therapy. You can find reports on recent news and hot topics in HIV pharmacology, discover comprehensive information, and advice on drug interactions. Access checked December 2, 2010.

 

Safety

Infographic: Benzodiazepine Use and Medication-Assisted Treatment

Institute for Research, Education, and Training in Addictions (IRETA) April 2014.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (293KB, 1pp)

 

SAMHSA: Preventing Opioid Overdose and Accidental Death

SAMHSA News article Winter 2014.

http://www.samhsa.gov/samhsaNewsLetter/Volume_22_Number_1/preventing-opioid-overdose-death.aspx#.UxeiIJtALzY

 

Overview of State Legislation to Increase Access to Treatment for Opioid Overdose

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) December 2013.

PDFPDF available here for download <click here...> (543KB,12pp)

 

Management of Benzodiazepines in Medication-Assisted Treatment Final Report on the Development of Clinical Guidelines

Available from IRETA November 2013.

http://ireta.org/sites/ireta.org/files/Best%20Practice%20Guidelines%20for%20BZDs%20in%20MAT%202013_0.pdf

 

SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

Released August 2013.

The kit contain a series of brochures and can be accessed at: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Opioid-Overdose-Prevention-Toolkit/SMA13-4742

 

Keeping Patients Safe: A Case Study on Using Prescription Monitoring Program Data in an Outpatient Addictions Treatment Setting

March 2011.

PDFPDF available here for download <click here... > (313KB,8pp)

 

Welcome to the Psychotherapeutic Medications 2011: What Every Counselor Should Know

Made available from the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC).
The Rx Database is designed as a "desk-top reference" of medications commonly prescribed in the treatment of persons with alcohol, drug and mental health conditions.
Available online at: www.findrxinformation.org


Research Article - Benzodiazepine Use and Misuse Among Patients in a Methadone Program

Chen et al.: Benzodiazepine Use and Misuse Among Patients in a Methadone Program. BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:90.

PDFPDF available here for download <click here... > (170KB,7pp)

 

IRETA Risk Management in Methadone Treatment Trainer's Manual and Slides

Fall 2011.

http://ireta.org/riskmanagementcurriculum

 

SAMHSA Emerging Issues in the Use of Methadone Advisory
Spring 2009.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (514KB, 8pp)

 

International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA) "50 Best" Collection on Overdose

2009.

http://www.ihra.net/overdose

 

Methadone Safety Education Program - Follow Directions: How to Use Methadone Safely

From the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).

Released April 2009.

These public education materials (brochure, fact sheet, and poster) were designed specifically for this campaign to inform patients and healthcare professionals that methadone is a safe and effective treatment when used exactly as prescribed. The materials are available in English and Spanish.

 To download or order printed copies <click here…>

 

"Drug Overdose Reduction Act" 2009

Released June 12, 2009

PDF PDF file available here for download <click here…> (51 KB, 12pp)

 

GAO Report - Methadone-Associated Overdose Deaths

From U.S. Government Accountability Office

Released March 2009.

PDF PDF file available here for download <click here…> (1.73 MB, 55pp)

 

IRETA Medication-Assisted Treatment Patient Safety Videos

Released 2008.

http://ireta.org/patientsafetypresentationvideos

 

AT Forum Summer 2007 Newsletter Methadone Overdose in MMT - What to know. How to prevent it. What to do if it happens.

PDF PDF file available here for download <click here…> (8 pp)

 

methadone diversionMethadone Diversion, Abuse, and Misuse: Deaths Increasing at Alarming Rate
From US Department of Justice National Drug Intelligence Center.

Released November 2007.

PDF PDF file available here for download <click here…> (20 pp)

 

Methadone Mortality - A Reassessment July 2007
From CSAT/DPT. Released July 2007.

PDF PDF file available here for download <click here…> (426 KB, 48 pp)

 

Methadone-Associated Mortality: Report of a National Assessment

From CSAT/DPT, 2004.
PDF PDF file available here for download <click here…> (428KB, 60 pp)

 

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)

 

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