SSN Resource Library

We want to stop the stigma and prejudice directed at both the treatment and the patients, as perpetuated by a misinformed public as well as misinformed professionals in the fields of medicine and nursing. To this end we are pleased to present the following resources to inform the general public, the court systems, and the medical, nursing and counseling professions about the overwhelming scientific evidence supporting methadone maintenance treatment for opiate addiction.

The Methadone Maintained Patient and the Treatment of Pain
by J. Thomas Payte, Elizabeth Khuri, Herman Joseph and Joycelyn Woods

Treatment of Pain in Methadone-Maintained Patients
Michael M. Scimeca, M.D., Seddon R. Savage M.D., Russell Portenoy, M.D., and Joyce Lowinson, M.D.

Legal Protections for the Siting of Community-Based Social Service Programs and Residences and Special Needs Schools
Benjamin Fierro III

The Neurobiology of Opioid Dependence: Implications for Treatment
Thomas R. Kosten, M.D. and  Tony P. George, M.D.

Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT): A Review Of Historical And Clinical Issues
Herman Joseph, Ph.D., Sharon Stancliff, M.D., and John Langrod, Ph.D.

American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD)

National Association of Methadone Advocates (NAMA)

Coalition of Medication-Assisted Treatment Providers and Advocates (COMPA)

National Development and Research Institutes (NDRI)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)