Using Methadone Safely and Effectively - A Patient's Guide
Sponsored by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)The 26 minute video focuses on four areas: 1) How methadone works in the body and what it is so effective in treating opioid addiction, 2) Risks associated with methadone treatment and appropriate safety guidelines, 3) Staff and patients discuss safety practices and procedures, and 4) Review of key safety measures. The video is available online at: http://www.atforum.com/addiction-resources/videos.php
A Series of Online Videos on Addictions and Methadone Maintenance Treatment Available From Aegis Medical Systems, Inc.
The online videos are available at: http://aegismed.com/Pages/Resources/VideoLibrary.aspx
Pleasure Unwoven: a Personal Journey About Addiction DVD
The most important question about addiction is: "Is it really a "disease?" In this video essay, filmed in high-definition, Kevin McCauley explores the arguments for and against this vital debate, reviewing the latest neuroscientific research about addiction along the way. Using the spectacular landscape of Utah's State and National Parks to describe the brain areas involved in addiction, Dr. McCauley turns complex neuroscientific concepts into easy-to-understand visual images that will help people in recovery feel better understood, and their families and friends feel hope that recovery is possible. The DVD was the recipient of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP's) Michael Q. Ford Journalism Award 2010. A preview of the DVD is available from the Institute for Addiction Study at http://www.instituteforaddictionstudy.com/products.html .The cost to purchase the DVD is $29.95.
"In My Backyard Video: Dispelling Myths About Methadone"
The International Center for Advancement of Addiction Treatment (ICAAT) has produced a 15-minute video addressing the "not-in-my-backyard" (NIMBY) phenomenon - probably the greatest barrier to meaningful expansion of methadone treatment availability in America. Throughout the USA, and in many other nations as well, efforts to open new facilities are met with fierce opposition based on fear of resultant crime and a general deterioration of the neighborhood.
This film which became available in October 2009, highlights the patients, staff and services of a methadone maintenance treatment clinic operating since 1974 in a church building in the heart of residential and commercial Greenwich Village, NYC.
The video can be accessed at: http://www.icaatnimbyvideo.info/
To order a copy of the DVD contact Hindy Bernstein via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Exploring the World of Opioid Dependency"
Exploring the World of Opioid Dependency is a new informational video (running time: approx: 15 min) produced exclusively for the Opioid Treatment Providers of Georgia (OTPG) and it's members. It is an informative and emotional overview of addiction, it's impact on lives and most importantly, the treatment solutions and healing that is possible.
To order the stigma-reduction DVD, "Exploring the World of Opioid Dependency," go to http://www.otpgeorgia.org/. The cost is $40 for non-OTPG members.
MAT Video Depicts "Hope for a New Life"
"METHADONE TREATMENT: The Hope for a New Life" is a 30-minute videotape providing critical information on opioid addiction and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). Produced by COMPA (Committee of Methadone Program Administrators, Inc.) of New York State, it depicts the true story of opioid addiction, including the disease process and its devastating effects on the addicted person, the family, and the community.
On camera testimony of experts in the field and patients clearly underscore the overwhelming efficacy of MAT. Viewers will find the video compelling and enlightening, providing new insights into addiction and methadone treatment that are certain to dispel myths and help overcome stigma.
The video costs $45 plus $5 shipping and handling Contact COMPA at: 911 Central Avenue,
Albany, NY 12206. Phone 518-326-6043
"The Joy of Being Normal" Short Video Paints Positive MAT Portrait
"The Joy of Being Normal" is a short (7 1/3 minutes) video that skillfully illustrates the benefits of methadone as a medication allowing people to live normal and productive lives. Several vignettes reveal examples of "secret successes" that have so often been hidden from public view – Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) patients flourishing in everyday life, with responsible jobs and loving families.
The film is excellently produced, culturally diverse, attention-grabbing, and suitable for any audience. It is certain to generate further interest and set a very positive tone for discussions with community groups, healthcare professionals, families and prospective patients, and others. Indeed, this innovative production can be a powerful tool to help spark the sort of open dialogue that may help abolish the enduring, unjustified stigma surrounding this vital treatment modality.
Copies of The Joy of Being Normal can be ordered from Danya International: 8737 Colesville Rd., Suite 1100; Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Phone: 866-774-1735. The video costs $9.95 plus shipping.
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