The State That May Stop Treating Addicts With Methadone

Methadone maintenance is currently recognized as the standard of care for the treatment of heroin and opioid addicts. The treatment involves the addict being placed on methadone, a high-strength synthetic opiate, for years at a time. This is done in … read more

Methadone Use

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Ten Side Effects of Methadone Use

Many people seeking to get off of one illicit drug may turn to a medication like methadone. Methadone is used as a pain reliever and as part of a drug detoxification in rehabilitation programs. It is still a narcotic pain … read more

Methadone Addiction

Methadone Clinics Becoming Small Town Killer

Since the fifties, methadone has been touted as the only solution to opioid addiction. These days, when prescription opioids are the second most popular drugs for abuse and heroin is an easy runner-up, methadone appears to be a lifeline for … read more

Methadone Rehab

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Why Methadone is Not a Solution to an Opiate Program

While the original purpose of Methadone is to stop a drug addiction, studies show that is simply not the common result. Most of the places that distribute methadone are for profit in nature. By this very nature, this is not … read more

Methadone Treatment

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Why Methadone and Other Alternatives Do Not Work in the Long Run

The state of Maine is currently footing the bill for over 3,100 of its resident’s methadone every day.  The state is spending $16 million a year for the cost of the drugs, as well as transporting people to get the … read more

Methadone Abuse


Side Effects of Methadone Use

Methadone is an opioid medication used to reduce withdrawal symptoms from heroin and other narcotics. It doesn’t cause a high, however it is used as a pain reliever and pretty much used as a crutch during the drug detoxification process. … read more