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A highly successful treatment for opioid addiction. But stigma is holding it back.

“Medication-assisted treatment is often called the gold standard of addiction care. But much of the country has resisted it. If you ask Jordan Hansen why he changed his mind on medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction, this is the bottom line. Several years ago, Hansen was against the form of treatment. If you asked him back then what he thought about it, he would have told you that it’s ineffective — and even harmful — for drug users. Like other critics, to Hansen, medication-assisted treatment was nothing more than substituting one drug (say, heroin) with another (methadone).”  – Updated by German Lopez, Vox.com Read the full article here on website:...

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Requirements in Seeking Methadone Treatment

In Canada, there is a prevailing policy on how methadone maintenance treatment should be implemented by those participating in the program. The policy has been in place since 2014 with the introduction of the product that is indicated for use with opioid dependence treatment. Each province is responsible for implementing their respective guidelines for the treatment of opioid addiction using methadone. So what are the things that you should know? Getting Treatment It is common knowledge that methadone treatment in Canada is handled either by private practitioners or treatment centers. There are methadone treatment requirements that must be satisfied before an addict can become part of the program. You need to present proof, like a notarized letter from a physician attesting to the fact that you are receiving methadone. The letter should be written either in English or in...

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