If you have attended a drug rehabilitation program for opiate abuse and are still struggling with the intense cravings to abuse heroin, morphine, or any opiate based prescriptions pills, Methadone maintenance may be a good choice for you to consider. Methadone is a synthetic medication that is used to reduce cravings for opioids without the euphoric high. Methadone is available in pill and liquid form and cannot be prescribed by just any doctor, but given to recovering addicts to help control their addiction to opiates by a registered methadone institution.
This medication is highly regulated and the institutes must be certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) and approved by the appropriate state agency in order to distribute this medication.
Methadone maintenance requires the client to visit a methadone clinic on a daily basis to receive their dosage for the day. Those who choose this long term treatment option must commit to an everyday visit to achieve their medication.
Depending on the state regulations, Methadone clinics cannot give large amounts of Methadone to last the client for an extended amount of time because this substance can be abused for recreational purposes if taken multiple doses. Taking multiple doses can also cause overdoses and must be strictly regulated to prevent abuse of any kind. Patients will not feel the usual “high” or “euphoria” associated with opiates.
Legally treatment centers are obligated to keep all information about patients recovery private and secure. We understand that your path to recover is your business and no one else's. Exclusive facilities are also available that are equipped with private rooms for added privacy while clients go through the recovery process.
It's your path to recovery and only you can walk it - but with the right help, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel.