National Alliance of Methadone Advocates

NAMA is an organization composed of methadone patients and health care professionals that are supporters of quality opiate agonist treatment. We have thousands of members worldwide with a network of international affiliated organizations and chapters in many places in the United States.

The primary objective of NAMA is to advocate for the patient in treatment by destigmatizing and empowering methadone patients. First and foremost, NAMA confronts the negative stereotypes that impact on the self esteem and worth of many methadone patients with a powerful affirmation of pride and unity.

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  • Issue 1  
    New Grievance Coordinator 

    Erika Lear appointed New Grievance Coordinator

    Read more about it at the President’s Blog 

  • Issue 2  
    Complete Your CMA Training 

    If you took the CMA Training Course at ATTOD to complete the training

    you must take the test and complete the CMA Agreement and mail both

    documents to NAMA.

    Download Documents Here 

  • Issue 3  
    “More About Methadonia” 

    The video release of the film includes NAMA advocates discussing the

    issues of stigma. Read more about it at the President’s Blog 

  • Issue 4  
    Spring Conferences

    NAMA attended the National Methadone Conference (April 22-26) and the International Harm Reduction

    Reduction Conference in Vancouver (April 30 – May 4).

    Read a short summary of the events at the President’s Blog 

    And watch for the Picture Gallery of both conferences.

  • Issue 5  
    Special AATOD Issue of NAMA Advocate is Out

    In this Issue:

    Worldwide Attack on Methadone

    HBO’s “Methadonia”

    Rhode Island’s MOM Program

    Is there No Screening to Ensure that Providers Know What They Are Doing?

    Language at the Root of Stigma

    RI NAMA Advocate Jim Gillen Given Prestigious Jefferson Award

    Methadone & Pregnancy Info Forum

    Massachusetts NAMA Active on Multiple Fronts

    NAMA – On The Road

    Erica Lear Analyzes Distinction Between Dependence and Addiction

    Download a copy today.

  • Issue 6  
    Methadone Awareness Test

    Download a pdf version of the Methadone Awareness Test so you can give

    it to others: Download a Copy Here