Success comes in cans, failures in cant's.
22. CENTER FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT
The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), promotes the quality and availability of community-based substance abuse treatment services for individuals and families who need them. CSAT works with States and community-based groups to improve and expand existing substance abuse treatment services under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program. CSAT also supports SAMHSA’s free treatment referral service to link people with the community-based substance abuse services they need.
Additional Treatment Resources
Buprenorphine Physician Locator by State
Methadone Treatment Centers by State
23. BLACK POPPY
Black Poppy is a non profit making, user run organisation that creates and produces the drug user's health and lifestyle magazine, Black Poppy. Our e-zine covers all the best bits from our magazine - personal experiences (the good & the bad & the ugly), articles on overdose prevention, addiction and treatment, health and harm reduction issues for drug users, safer injecting information, the drugs we're using; depressants like benzos and opiates, stimulants like crack, coke, speed etc, and of course, hallucinogens, organic and synthetic. BP looks at drug culture, politics and history; we look at what we are using, how we are using it - and strive to keep us updated as to how we can keep ourselves better informed, thus making safer decisions around drug use. See our ABOUT US for more info on BP and our views, our history and our drive for drug users to be seen as part of the solution - not the problem.
24. HEROIN TIMES
The HeroinTimes mission is to provide the public with information on heroin treatment facilities and cover issues of the political and social impact of heroin use in the USA and beyond.
25. ADVOCATES FOR RECOVERY THROUGH MEDICINE
Advocates For Recovery Through Medicine is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to education and advocacy of opiate agonist therapies like methadone and buprenorphine.
AlterNet is a highly acclaimed Internet information source that provides readers with crucial facts and passionate opinions they can't find anywhere else. Since its inception in 1998, AlterNet has grown dramatically to keep pace with the public demand for independent news and now provides free online content to over 1.5 million readers every month. Relying solely on word of mouth and viral marketing, AlterNet is unique in that its success has come entirely from its readers, who demand reliable information and use it to take action.
27. MEDICAL ASSISTED TREATMENT OF AMERICA
Medical Assisted Treatment of America is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization devoted to educating the public about the disease of opioid addiction and opiate agonist pharmacotherapy. They are involved in reducing the stigma and discrimination associated with addiction disorders and in pursuing patient's rights. They serve as a conduit connecting patients to qualified treatment providers.
They provide a 24-hour telephone line for anyone needing answers about addiction or assistance in locating treatment.
Call us any time at: 770.428.0871 (Office)
If you can't afford to call, then send us an e-mail with your name,number and the best time to reach you and we will call you at our expense. deborah_shrira@MedicalAssistedTreatment.org
28. PAIN TREATMENT TOPICS
The mission of Pain Treatment Topics is to serve as a noncommercial resource for healthcare professionals, providing open access to clinical news, information, research, and education for a better understanding of evidence-based pain-management practices. Advertising is not accepted.
29. THE TRUTH ABOUT METHADONE
My story is like many others stories of addiction perhaps with a slightly different ending. I became addicted in 1996 to prescription painkillers following a motorcycle accident in which I injured my back. I was started on Vicodin but quickly advanced to Oxycontin or Roxicodone. However, as my tolerance grew so did my desperation. Prescriptions only lasted a few days so I resorted to buying them. I began snorting & injecting also.
My job afforded me the luxury of always having clean needles. All the while I was covering on the job, as well as, sneaking what I could from work. Stealing came later but it came all the same. Shocking what you will do to stop the pain of withdrawal. Eventually, pressure from work become too much so I quit & quietly entered an inpatient rehabilitation program at an out of town hospital. Needless to say the program didn't work. Several rehabs, divorces, a few trips to jail & 10 years later I found Methadone!
Nobody had much faith it would work. Most of all me. However, I had just been diagnosed with Hepatitis C (oddly enough from a needle stick) while working as a nurse instead of drugs. To make matters worse I was on the street with my son. I had to do something & this was the only thing I had not tried. After one week it was as if my drug use had been a dream! I wasn't high. I wasn't sick. I was normal! My family had the person back that they had missed for so long. One Year & 6mo. later I am still clean.
Unfortunately, my HCV has advanced to liver cancer. Nevertheless, that has not prevented me from continuing with my program. My life may be shortened but it won't be because of drugs! That is a comfort I cannot explain. As I say in my video....Methadone is not the ONLY way but it was the ONLY way for me. After making the video I wanted to do more. That is where the website came in. If I can change one mind, educate one person or save one addict this will have all been worth it.
The main goal I have is as simple as it is complicated...
TO PREVENT THE GOVERNMENT & UNINFORMED CITIZENS FROM MAKING DECISIONS REGARDING MEDICAL TREATMENT INVOLVING METHADONE &/OR SUBOXONE THROUGH WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY (ie. education, petitions, rallys, etc.).
Kristina Phelps, RN, BSN
Sadly, Kristina lost her battle with Hepatitis C and Liver Cancer on February 28, 2009. Kristina was a courageous woman who always thought about others. Although she will be missed she will also always be remembered as someone who never knew the words "I can't"
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Created and Maintained: Deborah Shrira,Webmistress
Dated: July 23,2009
Updated: May 21,2012
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