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Guide to Opioid Replacement Therapy

Opioid replacement therapy is the use of opioid medication to treat addictions to more powerful opioids like heroin or OxyContin. Opioid addiction can be very strong, going so far as to change...

Can Methadone Be Addictive?

Methadone is a synthetic, long-lasting opioid narcotic that can help people struggling with heroin abuse to slowly taper off physical dependence on opioids. However, several states list methadone as an inexpensive, generic analgesic, so...

Opioid Addiction Treatment: Is Methadone Treatment Right for You?

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has developed criteria to be used in the consideration of treatment for any type of substance use disorder that results in the development...

How Severe Is Methadone Withdrawal?

Methadone is an opioid often used for the treatment of opioid addiction. It’s most commonly associated with helping those addicted to heroin to recover from addiction. Though it is in...

Methadone Abuse: Signs, Withdrawal Symptoms & Treatment Options

Methadone is an opioid substance that was developed to be a less addictive painkiller than morphine. It eventually came to be used to aid in the treatment of opioid addiction. As a full...

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