methadone

“This Lid Is Not Right!”—Arbitrarily Losing My Methadone Take-Homes

“Wake up!" my wife screamed for the thousandth time, her normally calm speaking voice edging into anger. The rubber band…

June 1, 2021

Harm Reduction Deserts: When Services Are Miles or Hours Away

Between stigma and bureaucratic challenges, accessing methadone and other medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) can be an uphill battle…

May 26, 2021

The Methadone Manifesto: A Powerful Blow Against the Clinic System

The Methadone Manifesto is a brilliant, badass, long-overdue gut punch to the antiquated US methadone clinic system. Written by members…

May 12, 2021

Initiative Aims to Increase Methadone, Bupe Access in Pennsylvania Jails

Jerome Maynor, 71-year-old Black man with opioid use disorder (OUD), was prescribed methadone. His medication was working for him and…

May 10, 2021

One Year Into COVID, Methadone Deliveries Show the Way Forward

Created in the spring of 2020, the New York City Methadone Delivery System (MDS) was the first program of its…

April 22, 2021

Mary Jeanne Kreek: A Methadone Pioneer Who Cared Deeply About Patients

  I will never forget the first time I got to speak to Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek in a personal…

April 12, 2021

Exclusive: ACLU Sues NY County Over Methadone Access in Prison

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against Jefferson County in…

April 5, 2021