Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine: Methadone Symposium

Sponsor: The Evaluation Center
Principal Investigator: Herman Joseph (Guest Editor) and Stephen Magura
October 2000 – January 2001


This is an archive of evaluation-related articles on methadone treatment published in the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine (MSJM), volume 67 (5 & 6), 2000 and volume 68 (1), 2001.  These issues are posted on the WMU Evaluation Center website with permission of the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, New York, NY. These issues are being made available on-line for free downloading for professional use as a service to the field.

 Volume 67 Numbers 5 & 6- October/November 2000

An Overview of Heroin Trends in New York City: Past, Present and Future
Blanche Frank
Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT): A Review of Historical and Clinical Issues
Herman Joseph, Sharon Stancliff, and John Langrod
The Cost-Effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance
Paul G. Barnett and Sally S. Hui
Neurobiology of Addictive Behaviors and Its Relationship to Methadone Maintenance
Barry Stimmel and Mary Jeanne Kreek
Cerebral Metabolism in Opiate-Dependent Subjects: Effects of Methadone
Igor I. Galynker, Sniezyna Watras-Ganz, Christian Miner, Richard N. Rosenthal,Don C. Des Jarlais, Beverly L. Richman and Edythe London
Methadone Medical Maintenance (MMM): Treating Chronic Opiod Dependence in Private Medical Practice – A Summary Report (1983-1998)
Edwin A. Salsitz, Herman Joseph, Blanche Frank, John Perez, Beverly L. Richman, Nadim Salomon, Marcia F. Kalin, and David M. Novick
Effects of LAAM and Methadone Utilization in an Opiate Agonist Treatment Program
Juan F. Valdivia and Samina Khattak
When “Enough” Is Not Enough: New Perspectives on Optimal Methadone Maintenance Dose
Stewart B. Leavitt, Marc Shinderman, Sarz Maxwell, Chin B. Eap and Phillip Paris
Treatment of Pain in Methadone-Maintained Patients
Michael M. Scimeca, Seddon R. Savage, Russell Portenoy, and Joyce Lowinson
HIV and HCV Infection among Injecting Drug Users
Holly Hagan and Don C. Des Jarlais
Interactions between Methadone and Medications Used to Treat HIV Infection: A Review
Marc N. Gourevitch and Gerald H. Friedland
The Impact of Hepatitis C Virus Infection on Methadone Maintenance Treatment
David M. Novick
Causes and Rates of Death among Methadone Maintenance Patients Before and After the Onset of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Phillip W. Appel, Herman Joseph, and Beverly L. Richman
The Converging Epidemics of Mood-Altering-Drug Use, HIV, HVC, and Partner Violence: A Conundrum for Methadone Maintenance Treatment
Louisa Gilbert, Nabila El-Bassel, Valli Rajah, Anthony Foleno, Jorge Fontdevila, Victoria Frye, and Beverly L. Richman

Volume 68 Numbers 1- January 2001

Clinical Trials in Developing Countries: A Review of the Moral Issues
Douglas P. Lackey
The Key Extended Entry Program (KEEP): A Methadone Treatment Program for Opiate-Dependent Inmates
James Nolan, and Harry I. Shuman
The Key Extended Entry Program (KEEP): From the Community Side of the Bridge
Bryan M. Fallon
Integrating the Methadone Patient in the Traditional Addiction Inpatient Rehabilitation Program- Problems and Solutions
Steven S. Kipnis, Anne Herron, John Perez, and Herman Joseph
An Alternative Program for Methadone Maintenance Dropouts: Description and Preliminary Data
Marjorie F. Goldstein, Sherry Deren, Mark Beardsley, and Beverly L. Richman
A Mandatory Short-Term Methadone-to-Abstinence Program in New York City
Charles Winick
Analysis of Behavioral Patterns in Five Cohorts of Patients Retained in Methadone Maintenance Programs
Alan Kott, Eric Habel, and William Nottingham
Selected In-Treatment Outcomes of Long-Term Methadone Maintenance Treatment Patients in New York State
Philip W. Appel, Herman Joseph, Alan Kott, William Nottingham, Edward Tasiny, and Eric Habel
Leaving Methadone Treatment: Lessons Learned, Lessons Forgotten, Lessons Ignored
Stephen Magura and Andrew Rosenblum
Methadone Advocacy: The Voice of the Patient
Jocelyn Woods
In year 1 KSO will pilot the Marvelous Music! program (which is aimed at preschool children and their parents) and they will need formative evaluation to examine implementation of the program, its design, and so forth. Year 2 will also be primarily formative and year 3 will be summative and include an outcome and costs evaluation.


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