Methadone Treatment: available
Referal to continued methadone treatment/dosing can best be arranged by contacting the Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies:
Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies (INCAS)
South Kargar Avenue, Qazvin Sq.
Phone: ++98 21 541 5225 or ++98 21 541 4624
Fax: ++98 21 541 9113
Persons to contact: Dr Hadadi or Hamid Taherinakhost.
Take home medication is possible if a patient's home prescriber/prescribing clinic clearly states that the patient in question is eligible for receiving take away doses (and how many).
Monthly costs for treatment and medication are approximately 20-25 Euros (25 to 30 $US). Patients having an Iranian Medical Insurance, have to pay only some 10 $US.
Buprenorphine Treatment: not available
In Iran buprenorphine is only available for participants of a currently-run pilot programme. Courtesy dosing is not (yet) possible.
Importation of Methadone/Buprenorphine: possible
Travellers wishing to bring methadone or
buprenorphine into Iran for
personal use as medication are advised to contact an Iranian embassy or consulate.
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(this page last revised August 27, 2004)