Methadone Has Two Uses For Treating Opioid Use, Dependency and Addiction
First, it helps to alleviate the otherwise uncomfortable symptoms associated with withdrawal, such as stomach cramping, chills, and insomnia. Once the patient has detoxified, methadone continues to facilitate recovery by keeping the patient’s cravings to a minimum.
Methadone is well-researched, and has been shown to be effective in helping patients recover from opioid addiction and heroin addiction. It is one of several medications that may be administered to a patient as part of a course of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). MAT is an essential part of any addiction recovery plan, because methadone and other medications when used appropriately, reduce the risk that the patient will relapse due to drug cravings or withdrawal symptoms.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) serves two critical purposes in treating patients for opioid addiction:
- It makes withdrawal and detoxification much more comfortable, allowing the recovery process to proceed more easily.
- It helps keep cravings under control, which reduces the risk of using or relapsing after detoxification and treatment.
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