Contact Person: Joycelyn Woods, Executive Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2009
New Chapters Join NAMA Recovery
The National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery, or NAMA Recovery, formerly the National Alliance of Methadone Advocates, with 25 chapters across the United States and 15 international affiliate chapters from England to Denmark and India to Australia, is proud to announce the formation of its 26th and 27th chapters in the United States. They are Northern Texas NAMA-Recovery under the guidance of co-directors Terry and Dianne Cox and Georgia NAMA Recovery with Suboxone as Specialty under the leadership of director Angela Fletcher.
The establishment of the Georgia chapter is a particular milestone for NAMA Recovery as it extends its umbrella to include patients accessing medication assisted recovery through the use of buprenorphine, currently prescribed under the trade name Suboxone. It is the newest of the medications approved by the federal government for the treatment of opiate addiction.
Each of these new chapters can be reached through the NAMA Recovery website at http://www.methadone.org/.
The National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery, established in 1988, is the premier patient advocacy organization in the opioid addiction recovery community. It provides information, education and advocacy support to patients in medication assisted addiction treatment world-wide.