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Methadone Treatment Centers for Addiction

Over the years, the topic of treating an addict with methadone has been a controversial topic. The practice of using methadone to treat addictions is considered safe and very popular with treatment centers.   Many question what is an appropriate dose to use for addiction as methadone is a synthetic opioid. Typically, the lowest dose […]

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Methadone for Pain: Is it More Addictive?

People who are experiencing chronic pain are typically prescribed narcotics such as OxyContin and Methadone to help relieve the pain. Doctors aren’t helping the patient by prescribing these types of medication for pain. Instead they should treat the source of the pain.   To understand how methadone works, it can easily be compared to how […]

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Methadone Effects

Methadone is considered an opioid. It is synthetic and also an analgesic. Typically methadone is recommended for those that are chronic drug users as a way to minimize the effects of withdrawal.   More recently, methadone has been prescribed for those who suffer from chronic pain that can’t be treated otherwise. It is a long-acting […]

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Effects of Long-Term Methadone Use

Using methadone to help eliminate withdrawal symptoms in recovering narcotic addicts can actually make their withdraw symptoms much worse.   Stopping this synthetic opiate quickly without properly weaning off can cause severe even fatal withdrawal symptoms.   Methadone has the same effects as its “colleagues” and using it on a regular, long-term basis can cause […]

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Effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Long-term methadone maintenance therapy, aka MMT, is extremely effective for heroin addicts when combined with psychosocial counseling. Using methadone on a temporary basis can bare many consequences that benefits even when used in conjunction with the most intensive psychosocial counseling. Most recent research indicates that methadone maintenance is a very effective treatment for heroin addicts. […]