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Methadone Maintenance Treatment: Client Handbook

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Important contact numbers



ConnexOntario’s drug and alcohol registry of treatment provides information about treatment for drug and alcohol problems. Call their 24-hour toll-free number to find the number of the assessment referral centre in your community.

Methadone Registry

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

416-967-2600 ext. 661

The Methadone Registry keeps a list of all doctors authorized to prescribe methadone in Ontario. Call to find a doctor offering treatment in your area.

Web sites*

Access to the Internet is now available through many public libraries. Even if you don’t have a computer at home or work, you can still get information from the Web. Here is a list of methadone-related sites:

Addiction Treatment Forum

With a focus on methadone, this site reports on new developments in the understanding of substance use and treatment. The site is designed both for medical professionals and for clients.

Drug Policy Alliance

This U.S. drug and drug policy research institute offers news stories, an online library, discussion forums, listservs and links to other resources. Type “methadone” into their search engine.

Drug Text: The Internet’s Center for Substance Use Related Risk Reduction

This Dutch drug policy and human rights organization provides “globally accessible drug-related information.” A search of the site’s “libraries” will lead you to dozens of online references on methadone, including a methadone client handbook from the U.K.

The International Center for Advancement of Addiction Treatment

This site provides thoroughly researched information, news and views about methadone and other addiction issues.

Methadone Anonymous

The Methadone Anonymous (MA) site supports the work of MA groups wherever they are founded. The site provides specific information for those who want to start their own MA group. MA is a 12-step recovery group that accepts methadone as a “therapeutic tool of recovery that may or may not be discontinued in time, depending upon the needs of the individual.”

The Methadone Site

The stated aim of this U.S. site is to “educate the world’s population about methadone maintenance and detoxification.” The site includes lots of links and active message boards.

The National Alliance of Methadone Advocates

A U.S. organization of clients and supporters of MMT. Their primary objective is to get rid of stigma and empower the methadone client.

*Please note: In the process of posting this CAMH publication online, links to external sites were reviewed. In those cases where links have changed or are no longer in use, they have been deleted from the HTML (web page) version, but remain in the PDF versions. As a result, not all web pages will exactly match their PDF and print counterparts. The PDF versions will be updated if and when the print version is updated. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Methadone Maintenance Treatment: Client Handbook

Methadone myths and realities

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