Helping Methadone Clinics Manage Risk and Improve Patient Outcomes

Medication-assisted treatment has been effective in facilitating many patients’ recovery from opioid addiction for over 30 years. Research shows that opioid addiction is a medical disorder that can be treated safely and effectively with medications. However, recent reports of adverse incidents and deaths associated with methadone have raised concern among […]

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Managing Benzodiazepine Use in Medication-Assisted Treatment

Benzodiazepines (BZDs) are widely used and abused in conjunction with medication-assisted treatment (MAT). The frequency with which MAT patients concurrently use BZDs carries major risk of harm, including mortality. In Philadelphia, BZD abuse in MAT programs as a long term problem that seemed to be expanding in severity and scope. […]

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Assessing Impairment in Methadone Treatment (2009 & 2010)

In 2009, IRETA held a webinar titled “Minimize Liability, Manage Risk, Ensure Patient Safety: Effective Strategies in Outpatient Methadone Treatment.” Slideshow Presentations Introduction and presentation by  Lisa Torres, JD and Sabato (Tony) Stile, MD Presntation by Richard Willetts Videos Dr. H. Westley Clark’s introduction Richard Willetts’s presentation In 2010, IRETA partnered […]

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Conference Materials

Over the years, IRETA and partners have organized and hosted conferences on a range of topics related to addiction and recovery. Below are materials from conferences held recently, although the list is not comprehensive. We offer free access our conference materials, including slideshow presentations and video content. We welcome the use […]

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