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Are you struggling to overcome an addiction to opioids like heroin? Because opioids are highly addictive, many people need professional assistance to manage their addiction. According to the National Substance Abuse Index over 1,000 people in Colorado are admitted for treatment of heroin. The National Institute for Drug Abuse states that methadone has been used to in the treatment of heroin addiction for over thirty years. When administered correctly, methadone does not intoxicate a person the way heroin does; however, methadone does reduce the cravings for heroin and other opioid drugs. Methadone maintenance does not necessarily cure someone of the chronic relapsing disease that is opioid addiction. Many people misunderstand the nature of drug addiction and don't see it as being a biomedical condition that sometimes requires drug therapy.

In Colorado heroin use seems to be on the rise, according to the National Substance Abuse Index. If you are struggling to give up heroin or addiction to other opioids such as oxycontin, then it is worth investigating opioid treatment centers in Colorado. Due to regulation, you must find a facility that is an accredited methadone maintenance facility. These facilities operate under the regulation of the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency). For a list of places that offer methadone maintenance for opioid addictions, please visit our website. It is never too late to get help.
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