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 [...]


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.


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 also be over [...]


What are some treatments for heroin and other opiate addictions?

A variety of effective treatments are available for heroin and other opiate addictions. Treatment varies depending on the individual; but methadone, a synthetic opiate that blocks the effects of heroin and eliminates withdrawal symptoms, has a proven record of success for people addicted to heroin and other opiates. Properly prescribed, methadone is not intoxicating or [...]


What is heroin/opiate addiction?

Heroin/Opiate addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and drug use. Molecular and neurochemical changes in the brain also occur. Seeking and using drugs becomes the primary purpose in life of the addicted person. Physical dependence develops with higher doses of the drug so that withdrawal symptoms occur if [...]

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