What you need to know…


What is Methadone?

Methadone is a long acting synthetic medication that was first used in the maintenance treatment of drug addition in the United States in the 1960’s.  It is an opioid “agonist”, which means that it acts in a way that is similar to morphine and other narcotic medications.

Methadone won’t control a person’s desire to get high, but an adequate dose of methadone should prevent the overwhelming physical need to use opioids.