MAT

How India Introduced Methadone Take-Homes in the Pandemic

“Dear Helen, You will be pleased to know that during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown we in India have also…

June 1, 2020

Methadone Is Helpfully Understood as a Refuge From Criminalization

When I got on methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) about 16 years ago, my decision had nothing to do with wanting…

May 20, 2020

I Secretly Started Using Heroin Again in Lockdown

My heart pounded as the rough, beige powder raced through a straw, into my nostril. Heroin—my first hit since 1999.…

May 14, 2020

Vancouver Lost a Legendary Drug-User Activist in Dave Murray

As drug-user activists, we often lose a couple friends each month. This month has been particularly sad, with the passing…

May 12, 2020

Starting Bupe From Fentanyl Can Be a Nightmare. Microdosing Methods Help.

What I remember most about precipitated withdrawal last year is the color yellow. It was like living the gruesome, nightmare…

May 7, 2020

NYC Begins Home Methadone Deliveries. Will It Have Lasting Impact on the Rules?

On April 29, New York City started delivering methadone to patients isolated at home due to the coronavirus. The courier…

April 30, 2020

Why Some Appalachian Pharmacies Refuse to Dispense Buprenorphine

Some pharmacies in Appalachia, a region hit hard by the opioid-involved overdose crisis, are denying opioid use disorder patients access…

April 29, 2020

Proposed DEA Rule-Change Could Lead to Far More Methadone Vans

A major restriction imposed on mobile methadone vans may soon be lifted by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Filed in late…

April 23, 2020

NYC Rolls Out Courier System to Deliver Methadone to Isolated Patients

For the 30,000 patients who take methadone every day for opioid use disorder in New York City, one big worry…

April 23, 2020

A Third of Primary Care Docs Deny Efficacy of Gold-Standard Opioid Addiction Meds

The tight leash maintained by the federal government on medications for opioid use disorder (OUD) is finally being loosened in…

April 22, 2020