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Detroit Organizational Needs in Treatment (DONT) is a methadone advocacy group organized by methadone patients to return dignity to methadone maintenance treatment and to protect the rights of patients. Methadone Today is the official newsletter of DONT. The idea of a methadone advocacy organization was conceptualized in March of 1995 when the DEA raided a Detroit methadone clinic. The groups agreed that there was a great need for patient unity to correct the damage that had been done and to thwart further involvement of the DEA in methadone treatment. DONT works to correct the misconceptions about methadone maintenance treatment and overcome the prejudice directed against methadone patients, strives to educate communities and policy makers about the benefits of methadone treatment, responds to the negative and sensationalized media, advocates for treatment on demand, and provides a platform whereby methadone patients can express their concerns about their quality of life.
DONT is the National Alliance of Methadone Advocates' () official affiliate for Michigan. We share their mission, which is as follows:
To eliminate discrimination toward methadone patients.
To create a more positive image about methadone maintenance treatment.
To help preserve patients' dignity and their rights.
To make treatment available on demand to every person who needs it.
To empower methadone patients with a strong public voice.
To give a human face to methadone treatment.
Check out the new "War on Drugs Clock" - It is a counter, updated as you watch, of the number of dollars spent, the number of drug arrests this year up to the minute, and the number of new prisoners based on government stats.
Methadone Maintenance Clinics Across the U.S. Traveling? Your clinic not treating you right? - Also includes hospitals (Acroread required--if you don't have it, download here). It takes about 5 minutes to download the pdf file.
Methadone Maintenance Authorities by State Methadone Clinic Licensing - This is who to ask for the State Methadone Regulations.
Federal Methadone Regulations - When your clinic tells you, "It's Federal Regulations", you can see for yourself if it is or not.
Methadone Maintenance Clinics Worldwide Traveling outside the country? - If so, you need to go to this site. Gives information by country and what to do when traveling with methadone.
Constitution: Fact or Fiction by Dr. Gene Schroder - The Story of our Nation's Descent from a Constitutional Republic through a Constitutional Dictatorship to an Unconstitutional Dictatorship.
Drs. Dole and Nyswander (Photos) - Also, see Herman Joseph, Ph.D.'s Chapter 5, Medical Methadone Maintenance: The Further Concealment of a Stigmatized Condition
Jury Rights Under Assault - Juror Laura Kriho's Conviction on Newly Created Crime
More about the DEA raid - Methadone Clinic in Detroit Raided
Identifying the Enemy: Who is the Enemy? - Not the addict but the forfeiture of civil liberties because of the "drug war"
Many thanks to the Drug Policy Foundation who makes our newsletter, Methadone Today, and this site possible. It is indispensible in our efforts to reduce the stigma of methadone maintained patients. Thanks also to those who have made donations and sent in their subscriptions.