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Methadone Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Methadone Saves Lives - For Professionals

“Opioid dependence is a growing problem in our communities and our practices. As health professionals, we need to respond”
Peter Selby, MBBS, CCFP, Clinical Director of Addictions, CAMH

Whether you are a physician, pharmacist, nurse, counselor or case manager, you will likely have clients or patients in your practice with opioid dependence problems. There are resources to assist you in providing the best care for patients with an opioid addiction.

Training

Opioid Dependence Treatment Core Course

This 12-hour accredited course consists of: five self-directed online tutorials and a one-day classroom course. A comprehensive certificate program is also available and consists of the core course plus several electives. For more information click here.

Support

Addiction Clinical Education Service
1 888 720-2227 or 416 595-6968 in the Toronto area
Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Provides Health care professionals with an MMT caseload with access to educational resources. Staff will assess your query and the appropriate consultant (medical, psychosocial or pharmacy) will return your call. 

New Resources


Information


For Physicians

For information about how to apply for an exemption to be able to prescribe methadone for opioid dependence contact Nadia Mura, College of Physicians and Surgeons, (416) 967-2600 ext 365.

For Nurses

  • For information about the forthcoming clinical practice guidelines:Clinical Practice Guidelines

For Pharmacists


For Counsellors and Case Managers


Information for Your Clients or Patients

CAMH also provides information that you can provide directly to clients and patients who are either on or considering MMT.


News & Research

Prescription Painkiller and Ontario Students:


CAMH Related Research 

  • Elkader, A.K., Brands, B., Dunn, E., Selby, P., Sproule, B.A. Major depressive disorder and patient satisfaction in relation to methadone pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in stabilized methadone maintenance patients. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2009;29: 77-81.
    • If you are an employee at CAMH, click here to read the article.
    • If you are a non-CAMH employee, click here to read the abstract.
  • Sprou
  • le, B., Brands, B., Li, S., Catz-Biro, L. Changing patterns in opioid addiction: characterizing users of oxycodone and other opioids. Can Fam Physician. 2009;55: 69-69e5.
    • If you are an employee at CAMH, click here to read the article.
    • If you are a non-CAMH employee, click here to read the abstract.
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