FAQ ABOUT METHADONE
METHADONE FACTS & INFORMATION
What Is Methadone?
Methadone is a drug commonly used to treat individuals with opiate addictions. It blocks the receptors in the brain that are affected by the use of opiates. Opiates include oxycontin, heroin, and other prescription medications.
What Does Methadone Do?
Methadone reduces drug cravings and painful withdrawal symptoms without creating euphoria associated with the abuse of opiates. Individuals will experience a gradual detox process compared to painful withdrawal symptoms.
How Long Does Methadone Work?
Methadone effects last between 24 and 36 hours. Most individuals benefit from a single daily dose.
Is the Use of Methadone a Proven Treatment?
Yes. Methadone has been available in the United States for over 65 years. The effectiveness of Methadone treatment has been proven for over 40 years.
How Do I Take Methadone?
Methadone dispensed at Michigan Therapeutic Consultants is in liquid form, however is available in both liquid and pill form.
Can I Get a Job While Taking Methadone?
Yes. Methadone patients are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act, which means you cannot be denied employment if you are using Methadone as a prescribed treatment.
When you become a client at Michigan Therapeutic Consultants our medical staff and professional counselors will provide additional information. Knowledge of your treatment is important in your successful path to recovery.
Source: BAART Programs, United States Office of National Drug Control Policy.
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