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Methadone The Road to Change in SUD Treatment

  • 16 Jul 2024
  • 1:45 PM - 1:55 PM (EDT)
  • zoom


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Methadone is considered one of the most studied medications that we utilize today. It is also the most stigmatized medication by experts as well as lay people. How has SAMHSA changed the way methadone treatment is provided in 2024. In the mid 1960’s when Dole and Nyswander began utilizing methadone for the treatment of Heroin Addiction it was highly regulated and difficult to get. Today there are over 115 treatment programs in the state of Ohio and 2000 specialized programs in the United States. Since its use began in the 1960s, methadone is still the preferred choice of treatment at the clinics, and is often part of other protocols. The federal government is unveiling new regulations meant to modernize methadone treatment, the first major update to patient care standards at methadone clinics in more than 20 years.

Learner Objectives

  1. Discuss what changes are significant today. 
  2. Review how will the new regulations help Opioid Use Disorder Treatment now and in the future.


John Silvani, RN CARN CAS-Fellow LCDC-II FIAAN; Sponsor, COO, Program Director, Pax Treatment Centers, LLC.; Opioid Treatment Program; Middletown, Ohio
35 years as a provider of methadone treatment beginning in October of 1989. Received my Certified Addictions Registered Nurse in 1998, Board Certified Addictions Specialist in 1999, Became a FIAAN in 2020, became a Fellow in the American Academy of Health Care Providers 2023, also became a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II in 2016. Provide preceptorship for 4th year Medical Students from Ohio University in the field of addictions. Have developed policies and procedures for the state of Ohio for all Opioid Treatment Programs and helped ensure that Physicians were able to become Certified Addiction Specialist in the state of Ohio.

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Nursing CE

This event is approved for Nursing CE with the California Board of Nursing.


No cancellations. All registrants will have access to a video archive if you are unable to attend in person.

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