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Methadone Treatment Benefits

Posted on :  June 20th, 2016  |  By :  towardsrecovery

Despite the fact that there are many benefits to methadone treatment therapy for opioid addiction, the drug is still highly misunderstood. If people knew more about how methadone can help, rather than hurt, people who are fighting the deadly addiction to heroin and other opioids, they would be more willing to accept the treatment rather than disregard it. While there are side effects to methadone treatment, the benefits outweigh any drawbacks.

And, there is one thing for certain: methadone maintenance therapy saves lives.

Methadone is the best medicine for fighting the highly addictive opioids like heroin and other prescription medication. Quitting opioids cold-turkey brings painful withdrawal symptoms and using methadone as a treatment therapy keeps the painful withdrawal symptoms away. It also keeps away the craving for other opioids. It just works, very well.

Methadone is one of the least expensive forms of therapy for dangerous opioid addiction. It does not require patients to stay overnight in expensive treatment centers. A dosage of methadone costs less than a dinner at a fast-food restaurant. It also costs significantly less than the pricey street drugs that opioid addicts enjoy taking.

Methadone treatments help opioid addicts develop a healthy lifestyle. Being away from the damaging effects of opioids is the first step toward longevity. People who partake in methadone treatment to fight addiction end up being able to sleep, relax, exercise, eat, work, and participate in life in a healthier way. Men and women on a methadone treatment program are less likely to fall back on their unhealthy habits, like sharing needles, so they are less likely to catch unwanted diseases.

Methadone treatment helps people stay on the right side of the law. Usually, people who are buying illicit drugs have run-ins with law enforcement agencies. When people are being treated with methadone, they tend to stop breaking the law. They are able to maintain a job, because they are not getting high and doing risky things. They are not spending nights in jail or paying heavy fines. People do not get the urge to break the law to pay for their methadone doses.

Methadone helps people regain their lives. They are able to work on their educations or build a career. They are able to care for their family members and spend time with healthy friends. They are able to participate in the world outside of drugs.

Methadone also keeps addicts away from the unhealthy people who once ruled their lives. Instead, former addicts spend time with the health care workers in their methadone clinics. These people help the former addicts learn how to assimilate back into society. They help former addicts learn to make good decisions. Therapists help former addicts manage their emotions. These people are positive assets to a former addict’s life.

Methadone is safer for pregnant addicts than heroin. Pregnant women who are addicted to heroin can put their unborn babies at risk for addiction and painful withdrawal symptoms. When women choose methadone, their babies are more likely to have safer births and the women are more likely to seek out good prenatal care. If pregnant women quit their heroin addictions cold turkey, their babies are at risk for the painful withdrawal symptoms, too. Methadone makes the entire process much safer for the mother and the child.

Finally, opioid addicts who seek and participate in methadone treatment are more likely to live longer than if they remained on heroin. The longer mortality is based on the fact that once opioid addicts switch to methadone, they are less likely to do risky things to get more drugs. Since they know where the methadone is coming from and the methadone does not bring any strange effects like euphoria or a sense of intoxication, people are more likely to live longer.

If you have any questions or concerns about methadone treatment options for recovery, please contact us at 905-527-2042 or email at

Who We Serve ?

  • Individuals using/abusing street narcotics (e.g. heroin).
  • Patients abusing prescription narcotics(i.e., Codeine, Talwin, Percocet/Percodan, Dilaudid, Morphine or Demerol, et cetera).
  • Individuals displaying any of the following behaviours: Compulsive drug use or drug seeking/craving.
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