How are methadone treatment programs monitored?

Methadone treatment is the most monitored and regulated medical treatment in the United States. Federal and state regulatory agencies monitor methadone treatment programs through on-site program reviews. At the federal level, regulatory oversight is being moved in a multi-year initiative from the Food and Drug Administration to the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, using an [...]

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What are some long term effects of heroin and opiate usage?

Addiction Infectious Diseases-HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C Scarred or Collapsed Veins Liver or Kidney Disease Abscesses and Bacterial Infections Complications of Pregnancy Lung Complications - TB and Pneumonia Family Disruption Psychological and Social Problems Effective treatment for narcotic addiction is available throughout the State of Georgia. Please seek help now and avoid these long-term effects.

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Who is eligible for methadone treatment?

In order to be admitted to methadone treatment, U.S. Food and Drug Administration standards require: A minimum of one year of addiction to opiates as well as current evidence of opiate addiction. Special circumstances apply to opiate dependent pregnant women, who may be admitted without demonstration of the one-year minimum. Applicant must