Advisory Released on Methadone
A new Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory from SAMHSA, “Emerging Issues in the Use of Methadone,” presents information on the increase in deaths related to methadone, particularly in combination with other drugs or substances.
Clinicians will find updates on methadone’s use and tips for ensuring patient safety, including educating medical staff, monitoring patient health during treatment, improving procedures for take-home medications, and reevaluating patient education procedures.
Download “Emerging Issues in the Use of Methadone.”
Find more advisories from SAMHSA on the Agency’s Knowledge Application Program Web site.
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