A community for people under going Methadone Maintenance Treatment, as well as the families or friends of Methadone patients.
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  


 What is Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)?

Go down 

Posts : 4
Join date : 2013-09-11
Age : 37
Location : Spruce Head, Maine

What is Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)? Empty
PostSubject: What is Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)?   What is Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)? I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 22, 2013 3:07 pm

In the early 1960's, two New York physicians, Vincent Dole and Marie Nyswander, discovered that if methadone is taken every day - called a "maintenance dose" - as part of a program offering supportive services, it is an effective medical treatment for opioid addiction.

Methadone works in several ways:

    ♥The right methadone maintenance dose does not make you feel "high" or "drugged," like other opioids do, so you can lead a normal life.

    ♥Methadone's gradual, long-lasting effects - 24 hours or more - take away the hunger or craving for other opioid drugs.

    ♥Methadone is taken by mouth once a day, so you avoid their risks of diseases like hepatitis and HIV.

    ♥It helps you to live a healthier and better life, free of illegal drugs.

Many people say that methadone actually makes them feel "normal" for the first time in a long while.  It is not a cure for addiction, and it is used as part of a recovery program that may include counseling, support group meetings, and other help provided by your clinics' staff.

Methadone is a treatment only for opioid drug addiction.  Using other drugs - like alcohol, cocaine, or marijuana - will defeat your recovery.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://methadonecommunity.board-directory.net
What is Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)?
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
» New treatment direction

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Methadone Maintenance Community :: The Road to Recovery-
Jump to: