Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Supporting Clients on Methadone Maintenance Treatment

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Mental Health & Addictions Initiative
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About this Guideline:
Recommendations are focused on any youth, adult or older adult either already on MMT or those who are potential candidates for MMT. Particular attention is paid to priority populations (for whom there are particular physiological implications of MMT).

Clinical questions addressed by the guideline include:

  1. What do nurses need to be aware of to do an appropriate assessment (in their practice setting) of clients who are opioid dependent or opioid abusing, and are either already on or are potential candidates for MMT?
  2. What do nurses need to know about MMT?
  3. What is the role of the nurse in MMT?
  4. How do nurses support a client, who is on or is a potential candidate for MMT, who presents for care?

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