doctor explaining methadone treatment to patient

Methadone Treatment

The use of methadone treatment in the management of severe opioids withdrawal symptoms has been around since the 1960s. Other than treating addiction to opioids, methadone can also ease withdrawal from prescription painkillers and heroin. Methadone is an opiate; hence it can be addictive. However, its addiction is not as dangerous when compared to illicit…

woman holding pills part of medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction

Benefits of Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

We learn from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that, during 2018, an average of 41 people died due to overdosing on prescription opioids. Data collected by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicate that, between 2011 and 2014, over 200,000 abused or were dependent on opioids within the past…