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How Will Methadone Help Me?

Description:

Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) is a substitution therapy that will replace my dependence on my current opioid of choice with dependence on methadone. This is a very important tool to help manage addiction. MMT is very beneficial for people suffering from the disease of opioid addiction in a number of ways.

 

  • Avoids all the risks associated with IV drug use (e.g. risk of getting HIV, Hepatitis C or skin infections)
  • Eliminates the need to inject or snort opioid of choice 6-8 times/day
  • Eliminates the need to get money to buy opioids and can reduce associated illegal activities
  • Blocks the ability to get high from using other opioids




The above benefits enable:

 

  • The re-establishment of relationships with family and non-using friends if these have been compromised as a result of addiction.
  • The re-establishment of stable housing and stable employment/schooling if these have been compromised as a result of addiction.

Other Benefits:

 

  • Regular
  • Long-lasting
  • Inexpensive or Free
  • Legal
  • Reduce IV use
  • Improve health & nutrition
  • Improve stable relationships with friends & family