Methadone Maintenance Treatment: A Community Planning Guide is a manual offering guidance to communities on how to raise awareness of the benefits of methadone maintenance treatment and how to develop and integrate effective treatment services in their community. The manual reviews the stages of establishing a community working group, engaging the community, and planning, implementing and evaluating an MMT program. The resource provides practical suggestions on how to build public support and increase acceptance of those struggling with opioid dependence, through raising community awareness and acceptance of MMT services.
The resource includes the following sections:
- About Methadone Maintenance Treatment
- Getting Ready
- Establishing a Community Working Group
- Engaging the Community
- Developing a Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program
- Implementing the Program
- Evaluating the Program
This manual is for members of health planning networks and community working groups that are interested in developing or expanding MMT services to meet the needs of opioid dependent individuals.