Website Policy


The National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery (NAMA Recovery) is an organization of methadone patients and patients receiving other medications to treat drug addiction, their families and healthcare and medical professionals. Therefore this website reflects the collaberative efforts between patients and professionals. NAMA Recovery is respected world wide as the premier medication assisted treatment advocacy organization and we therefore consider it a responsiblity to maintain it.

Website Policy

Information provided by NAMA Recovery, whether from this website or from publications come from trained and qualified healthcare professionals, researchers or policy makers. The authorship of documents on this website includes affiliation and often contact information. Medical advice offered from a non-medically qualified individual or organisation will have a clear statement of it's origin.

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. NAMA Recovery is a member of the Health On the Net Foundation and we comply with the HONcode Standard for trustworthy health information: Verify Here.

NAMA Recovery strongly urges that individuals seeking advise obtain it from trained and qualified professionals. If you need assistance in seeking help please contact NAMA Recovery.

The exception to this rule is our discussion forum, We Speak Methadone. Although qualified professionals use the forum, we strongly advise that information provided there is never intended to replace medical advise but rather be a place for support and resources.

Regarding information from the internet NAMA Recovery gives you the following advise. Although the internet contains an incredible amount of information be aware that anyone can publish on the internet. To a large extent a significant amount of the information is unregulated so be aware of the quality of information that you access. Neither should medical information be a replacement for medical care. NAMA Recovery urges that you exercise caution and judgment while using the internet.


There are no advertisements on the NAMA Recovery website.

Privacy and Confidentiality

NAMA Recovery is sensitive to the stigma and prejudice that individuals struggling with addiction experience daily. All information provided to NAMA Recovery will be held strictly confidential and in the same manner as the patients protections described in the U.S. Confidentiality Regulations 42 CRF. NAMA Recovery does not use cookies and will never take your email address without first having your permission. This is your website and NAMA Recovery wants you to feel secure and protected here.

Affiliates and Chapters

NAMA Recovery affiliates and chapters follow the same policy set forth from the national organization. Affiliates and chapters are supported through various means and some receive funding and others depend solely on resources that are given to the group. However, the majority of affiliates and chapters are supported by the leadership of each group.


NAMA Recovery receives funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support the MARS Project. NAMA Recovery does not receive any indirect costs for the MARS Project or any other funding from the government or private foundations. The only source of support that NAMA Recovery receives is from membership dues. Therefore we depend on you for continued support. On occasion NAMA projects may receive funding or other forms of support for a project. In these instances the funds go to the specific project and the source of funding is noted depending on the type of support received.

This website is a subdomain for the MARS Project and for now is free.

(For twenty years the website was donated by Nick Merrill and NAMA Recovery would like to thank Nick Merrill for his kind donation.

Responsibility and Content

There is no Webmaster for the NAMA Recovery website. For the past decade we have been seeking a volunteer willing to undertake this responsibility. The Board of Directors is responsible for the content on this website.



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Last Modified: January 31, 2010