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Verster, Annette and Buning, Ernst (2000) Methadone guidelines. Amsterdam: Euro-Methwork.

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Chapter 1 : State of the Art of Methadone in Europe 11

Chapter 2: The Evidence for the effectiveness of methadone 17

Chapter 3: Outline of Best Clinical Practice 23
• Criteria for treatment
• Assessment
• Treatment plan and treatment goal
• Induction
• Detoxification regime suggestions
• Maintenance programme suggestions
• Detoxification from Methadone Maintenance Treatment
• Special groups and settings
• Multiple-drug users
• Other substitution drugs
• Route of administration: oral, injectable
• Psychosocial interventions

Chapter 4: Practical issues of programme organisation 43
• Staff requirements
• Training
• Teamwork
• Record keeping
• Dispensing
• Other services
• Physical setting
• Funding
• Consumer involvement

Chapter 5: Monitoring and Evaluation 51


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