ERIC Number: ED478679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Medication Assisted Treatment for the 21st Century: Community Education Kit.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
The need to support the success of individuals in methadone-assisted recovery, and the recent availability of new pharmacologic treatment options for opioid dependence, calls for an information tool that underscores the evidence-based benefits of medication assisted treatment for opioid dependence. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), produced this education kit in collaboration with a host of opioid dependence treatment professional, service providers, and individuals in recovery from opioid dependence. This tool addresses key questions related to new and existing opioid dependency medications and the new roles for opioid dependence service delivery systems. The materials included here can be used by local alcohol and drug treatment providers to broaden the knowledge base about methadone and other medication-related options for the treatment of opioid dependence. This education kit also includes information on how to best approach and sustain an ongoing dialogue with key community stakeholders about the establishment, expansion, or sustainability of community-based treatment programs that use medication-supported treatment options. Most importantly, this kit contains key suggestions as to how to develop a coordinated community education effort aimed at reducing the stigma associated with opioid dependence and its service delivery systems. (Author)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Delivery Systems, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehabilitation, Outcomes of Treatment, Pharmacology, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Substance Abuse
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847-2345. Tel: 301-468-2600; Tel: 800-729-6686 (Toll Free); Tel: 800-487-4889 (TDD). For full text: http://www.samhsa.gov.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.