SSN Resource Library

An intricate part of our campaign to counteract the stigma directed at medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction is the presentation of the following resources intended to inform the general public, the court systems, public officials, medical, nursing and counseling professions and the media about the overwhelming scientific evidence supporting methadone maintenance treatment for opioid 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 by 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 by Benjamin Fierro III

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

A PARTIAL LISTING OF ORGANIZATIONS AND AGENCIES SUPPORTING MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT FOR OPIOID ADDICTION

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)

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • US Surgeon General
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network
  • National Institute of Health
  • Federal Drug Administration (FDA)

ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Society for Addiction Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • New York Academy of Science
  • National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery
  • Harm Reduction Coalition
  • Legal Action Center (New York & Washington, DC)
  • National Alliance for Pregnant Women
  • National Assosiation of County Behavioral Health and Developmental
  • Disability Directors
  • Faces and Voices of Recovery
  • National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment
  • The Rockefeller University of New york
  • Partnership for Drug Free Kids
  • National Association of State and Alcohol Abuse Directors

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • World Health Organization
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • UNAIDS
  • International Doctors for Healthy Drug Policies (IDHDP)
  • global Commission on Drug Policy
  • Open Society Institute
  • European Opiate Addiction Treatment Association
  • International Harm Reduction Coalition
  • Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
  • European Association for the Treatment of Addiction
  • International AIDS Society
  • International Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Society for the Study of Addictions
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