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.
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.
(this page last revised August 27, 2004)