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The Benefits of Methadone

Methadone is a medication used to treat opioid dependence and opioid use disorder. Methadone is a synthetic opioid agonist that eliminates withdrawal symptoms and relieves drug cravings by acting on opioid receptors in the brain. Methadone is trusted and approved by the FDA to treat opioid use disorder. It is safe and effective and has been used successfully by thousands of patients.  

Patients Taking Methadone 

Show improvements in:

  • Family relationships
  • Social functioning
  • Ability to be employed
  • Physical and mental health
  • Lifestyle habits (eating, sleeping etc.)
  • Self-esteem
  • Financial status

Show decreases in:

  • Opioid cravings
  • Opioid relapse
  • Illicit opioid use
  • Criminal behavior
  • Involvement with the judicial system
  • Mortality rates

Methadone is a medication that will relieve symptoms of opioid withdrawal by filling the opioid receptors in the brain partially. As such, it can help users of heroin transition into treatment more effectively by preventing them from having the painful withdrawal symptoms associated with heroin.

Should users attempt to take other opioids while taking Methadone, these opioids will be blocked from the brain’s receptors, preventing the normal high that comes from these drugs.

Methadone helps individuals achieve and sustain recovery and to reclaim active and meaningful lives. Methadone is one component of a comprehensive treatment plan, which includes counseling and other behavioral health therapies to provide patients with a whole-person approach.

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