Sunday, September 07, 2008

Gulf Coast Area: Did Emergency Preparations Work?

National Alliance of Methadone Advocates
Press Release

Contact Person:
Joycelyn Woods, Executive Director

For Release 
September 6, 2008


Did Gulf Coast Programs Give Patients Enough Preparations for Gustav?

Policy Makers and Regulators are all congratulating one another for the great work done during Gustav. Patients got out of town and were given enough medication until they could get back. Thus far no complaints.  However all seemed to go well because Gustav ended up a Category 2 hurricane but what if it had been a Category 4 or greater.

NAMA needs to know if patients in the Gulf Coast Area had the correct emergency information to get through a larger hurricane. Can you answer some questions?

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When did your program notify you to come in and get emergency evacuation medication?

If your area was not evacuated then did your program give you information what to do in case evacuation occurred?

Whether you evacuated or not how many days medication were you given and on what day?

Were you told what to do in case you could not return within the amount of days medication you were given?

Were you given information of what to do in case you could not reach your program after the hurricane?

Program Name:




Send your answers to

We will take your answers and notify the proper authorities about what happened right and what did not happen that should have.