What is Methadone?
Nov19

What is Methadone?

Methadone is a synthetic opioid that blocks the effects of heroin and other prescription drugs containing opiates. Used successfully to treat pain as well as opioid withdrawal for more than 40 years, methadone has been shown to eliminate withdrawal symptoms and relieve drug cravings from heroin and prescription opiate medications. It works by interacting with opiate receptors in the brain.  Federal law and regulations require that...

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Road to Recovery
Nov18

Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery is a successful model Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program (MMTP) in the criminal justice system that has been in existence for over two years. It was created by the Anne Arundel County Health Department in Maryland for the previously and/or currently opiate addicted population who became incarcerated, generally for drug related offenses. Its goal was to decrease recidivism, relapse and overdose rates after their...

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