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…

doctor explaining medication assisted treatment for heroin addiction

The Stigma Surrounding Medication-Assisted Treatment for Heroin Addiction

For approximately 50 years, medication-assisted treatment for heroin addiction has been part of recovery practices. Despite its decades of use and success, there is still a stigma surrounding this treatment during recovery. Not only do some believe that individuals are no fully-recovered, but they believe that could lead to the need for a separate medication-assisted…