This four part video series follows a patient's journey into methadone treatment to demystify the process for healthcare providers treating people with substance dependence. It is part of a larger curriculum from the CT Regional Partner developed under the HRSA SPNS initiative: Curing Hepatitis C among People of Color with HIV. You must create an account on the Connecticut AETC website to get access to these free resources.
Chapter 1: Getting Started (13:07)
- This first chapter describes referral processes to the methadone clinics, as well as stigma and misconceptions around methadone.
Chapter 2: Transition to Treatment (Part 1) (9.41)
- Second video of the 4 -video series "Methadone Referrals Demystified. A Patient's Journey into the Methadone Treatment" describes the admission process, the physical examination and the struggles patients face during their first 90 days of treatment.
Chapter 3: Transition to Treatment (Part 2) (8:59)
- Counseling services and counseling options.
Chapter 4: First Dose and Next Steps (9:42)
- The final video describes methadone dosing and urine screening and the processes around take-home bottle privileges and around dose adjustments.