New Methadone Restrictions Could Be Cause of Reduced Number of Overdoses

Prescription opioids are the leading cause of drug overdose in the nation, more than heroin and cocaine combined. Out of this number, a whopping one third is attributed to methadone, an opioid used for pain management and to treat heroin … 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

Is One County on the Right Track Reducing Access to Suboxone

Opioid addicts in Putnam County, New York are out of luck if they are looking for methadone treatment. Though there are no methadone clinics anywhere in the county, doctors do prescribe Suboxone, a different drug used in opioid treatment. However, … 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

The Five Effects of Methadone on an Unborn Baby

Methadone may be touted as the only effective treatment for opioid addiction, but is it really the only solution? Replacement drug therapy is rapidly falling out of vogue as addiction experts observe the pattern of addiction switching from one drug … read more