methadone

Benzo Withdrawal Terrifies Me. “Treatment” Keeps Requiring It.

As a teenager I was always anxious, to the point I never felt comfortable in my own skin. But that…

October 17, 2022

A State-by-State Guide to the Cruelty of the Methadone Clinic System

A chart book of blue national maps newly compiled by Pew Charitable Trusts is a powerful visual distillation of information…

September 27, 2022

SAMHSA, the DEA Could Have Freed Methadone Any Time Since the 1970s

Can you imagine that since the 1970s, the two federal agencies that control the methadone clinic system—the Drug Enforcement Administration…

August 30, 2022

Methadone, the Early Pandemic and the Terror of a Poppyseed Positive

I was going to the methadone clinic weekly when the pandemic began. That was the maximum at the place I…

August 18, 2022

Methadone Clinics Step Up Their Backlash Against Reform

The members of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) are outraged. This national organization represents the…

August 2, 2022

Momentum Builds to Broaden Access to Methadone and Buprenorphine

Momentum is building for legislation to broaden access to buprenorphine and methadone, the lifesaving medications for opioid use disorder. Its…

July 15, 2022

“Administrative Detox” From Methadone Sums Up System’s Cruelty

I got a distressing phone call one morning from a comrade in our local mutual aid network in Michigan. I’ll…

June 8, 2022

The Methadone Clinic System Needs Abolition, Not a Tepid Reform Bill

Peter Vanderkloot’s groundbreaking article—Methadone: Medicine, Harm Reduction or Social Control—hit me hard. As a social worker, I helped people who…

May 23, 2022

Vapes and Methadone: An All-Round Harm Reduction Story

Danielle Russell is a third-year PhD student at Arizona State University, and a co-investigator on a current study examining access…

April 28, 2022

As a Methadone Patient, I Demand No Return to the Pre-COVID Status Quo

COVID-19 made us rethink how and why we were doing all kinds of things simply out of routine. Why do…

April 20, 2022