The International center for Advancement of Addiction Treatment (ICAAT) has produced a 15-minute video addressing the “not-in-my-backyard” (NIMBY) phenomenon – probably the greatest barrier to meaningful expansion of methadone treatment availability in America. Throughout the USA, and in many other nations as well, efforts to open new facilities are met with fierce opposition based on fear of resultant crime and a general deterioration of the neighborhood.
This film highlights the patients, staff and services of a methadone maintenance treatment clinic operating since 1974 in a church building in the heart of residential and commercial Greenwich Village, NYC. We hope that the film promotes a greater understanding of methadone maintenance treatment, its patients and providers.
The link to watch the video is http://www.icaatnimbyvideo.info/
I couldn't figure out how to put the actual video on the forum like I have with other videos in the past (this one is a little different) but it is worth the trouble so give it a watch!
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