Methadone Maintenance treatment is a treatment used for those addicted to heroin, painkillers which contain opiate properties, such as oxycontin or vicodin, or other opiate drugs. Methadone Maintenance treatment curbs the desire for these opiate drugs and blocks the craving and withdrawal symptoms. If taken in the correct dosage, which is once a day, every day, methadone undoes the effects of other opiates. In small doses methadone will not leave the patient drugged or high, so the patient is able to lead a normal, stable life on Methadone Maintenance treatment.
At the start of treatment, the methadone is administered from a clinic or doctor’s office. Once the patient is sufficiently stable, they will be given methadone to take at home. In order for Methadone Maintenance to be successful, the patient must be on the plan for at least three months. During treatment, the patient must have regular support groups as well as individual and group therapy. Eventually, the dosage of methadone will be lowered until the patient no longer needs to take it. If you are addicted to heroin or other opiates, call one of the Iowa treatment facilities listed on our website and ask if Methadone Maintenance is the right treatment plan for you.
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