Methadone treatment is part of a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program to help people quit the use of opioids when the pain and discomfort of withdrawal make abstinence difficult. Methadone works by making the body immune to the effects of opioid drugs and by reducing the painful symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
Patients receiving methadone therapy do so under the supervision of a physician, initially through regular visits to an outpatient methadone clinic like BornFree Wellness Center. After a period of documented progress and stability, patients may graduate to self-administration of methadone in their homes.
To participate in a free confidential substance abuse consultation, contact BornFree Wellness Center below or at 240-654-4001.