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Frequently Asked Questions About Methadone as a Medication Assisted Treatment Solution

What Is A Methadone Clinic?

Millions of people suffer from an opioid use disorder (OUD) associated with prescription and illicit opioid abuse, with rising numbers of opioid use being on the rise every day. The most common OUD treatment form is medication-assisted treatment (MAT). The

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Is Methadone Safe?

Yes, methadone is safe and should only be used under prescription. Methadone is a synthetic opioid commonly used to treat severe, chronic pain such as from cancer, injury, or surgery. It is also used to treat heroin addiction and prescription

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Can You Abuse Methadone?

Methadone is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug for treating opioid use addiction (OUD), such as heroin in medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Methadone is also used for chronic pain management. It is part of a comprehensive treatment plan, including behavioral

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Will Methadone Show Up On a Drug Test?

For decades, methadone has been used to treat opioid use disorder (opioid addiction) and pain relief from long-term illnesses, injuries, or surgery. For people with opioid addiction like heroin, methadone works by reducing withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Methadone does not

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What Is Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is a prescription medication used to treat pain and opioid use disorder. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain in adults and is only prescribed if other pain management treatments are ineffective.   When used to treat opioid

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What is Naltrexone

Naltrexone hydrochloride is a synthetic opioid antidote that was invented in 1963. It was FDA-approved in 1984 for the treatment of heroin addiction. It was discovered that naltrexone is a mu-opioid antagonist that binds the opioid receptors in the brain

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What is Suboxone?

Various medications are used in medication-assisted treatment (MAT), but the one commonly used nowadays is suboxone. Suboxone is a prescription medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat opioid use disorder (OUD), including heroin and narcotic

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