CPDD International Committee Selects Vietnamese Research on Take-Home Methadone as Best Poster

Vi Thi Turon Vu, M.P.H., from Vietnam received the 2022 College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) International Committee Award for Best International Research Poster. Ms. Vu is a project manager and study research coordinator at the South Vietnam Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University. Ms. Vu’s poster—Take-Home Dose Methadone in the Context of COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam—investigated the outcomes resulting from the implementation of multi-day methadone take-home regimens for people with opioid use disorder during the COVID-19 lockdown. The analyses found no negative treatment outcomes in people adhering to methadone treatment, including no methadone diversion or overdoses.