How Does Methadone Interact with Other Drugs? What You Should Know

Methadone patients commonly think it’s okay to use other substances because they’re not “addicted” to those. As with any medication, it’s important to be aware of possible interactions with other drugs as well as cross addictions. It’s easy to get trapped into switching one drug for another. Usually, it’s because the individual has not [...]

Getting Off of Methadone: Success Stories for the Road to Recovery

People in medication assisted therapy programs are a cross section of society from all walks of life.  It’s tempting to assume that if you’ve met one person who takes methadone, you’ve met them all. But the one thing addicts have in common is an inability to abstain from opioids, and just because you’ve never [...]

What To Expect When Getting Off Of Methadone

Opioid addiction is a biopsychosocial issue. Since there are biological, psychological, and social components, the choice to slowly get out of a medication assisted therapy is complex and individualized.  In this post, we’ll look at the separate aspects of tapering off of methadone (medically supervised withdrawal) and examine the best way to get off [...]

Comparing Suboxone vs. Methadone: Similarities, Differences, and Common Side Effects

Medication Assisted Treatment is becoming a preferred level of care for opioid dependence because our country is dealing with an opioid epidemic. Individuals struggling with an opioid addiction may be considering Suboxone or Methadone as a form of treatment to help them get sober. This level of care allows the individual to be treated [...]

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