For more information on CAMH publications, educational resources and training programs, please visit www.camh.net and follow the links.

The following is a select list of resources from CAMH.

Methadone Saves Lives
The MethadoneSavesLives.ca website is a portal to a comprehensive range of information about opioid dependence and treatment that is written accessibly for clients and care providers. It provides the facts that both professionals and people living with opioid drug problems (and their family and friends) need to make informed decisions about MMT.

The site contains information about:

The site also contains information on CAMH’s Opiate Dependence Treatment Interprofessional Education Program, which prepares physicians, pharmacists, nurses, counsellors and case managers to provide a comprehensive range of services for people with opioid dependence.

To explore the site, go to www.MethadoneSavesLives.ca.

Methadone Maintenance Treatment: A Community Planning Guide
Written by Mark Erdelyan, Senior Program Consultant, CAMH Windsor

This manual offers guidance to communities on how to educate community members about the benefits of MMT and to develop and integrate effective treatment services. It 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.

[For more information, search Education and Courses on www.camh.net.]

Methadone Maintenance Treatment: Best Practices in Case Management
Kate Tschakovsky, MSW, RSW, Project Co-ordinator, OpiATE Project, CAMH

The first evidence-based guide written for case managers working with MMT clients in Ontario, this book describes the case manager’s roles of co-ordination, counselling and advocacy at the hub of a circle of collaborative, professional care. It makes recommendations about what clinicians, the agencies they work for, policy-makers and funding bodies need to do to achieve and support best practice in case management. Many composite case studies, practice points and clients’ quotations illustrate the issues and how best practices apply in different clinical scenarios.

[For more information, search Education and Courses on www.camh.net.]