Methadone Maintenance

Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) can help those who become addicted to opiates such as Oxycontin or Oxycodone by curbing cravings, reducing or eliminating physical withdrawal symptoms and allowing the user to live an improved life. Methadone, although an opiate itself, is not injected but rather taken orally. The medication does not provide the same euphoric rush that the heroine does but it does reduce cravings. When you take methadone for maintenance of heroin addiction, the methadone will actually work to reduce any cravings you may have.

Methadone, when used correctly in MMT, can eliminate the compulsive and uncontrollable behavior of using heroin. Allowing you to get back on track with a somewhat normal lifestyle. Effective treatment programs will help to gradually wean you off methadone so that you will eventually have no need for the medication. The process of weaning off is time-consuming and takes commitment just as it would with any other substance.