Methadone Treatment and Maintenance

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Subject Area:Psychology

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Replacement: Methadone decreases the withdrawal impacts of one coming off the heroin addiction since it contains a drug called opioid which replaces the way in which heroin works within the body and brain as it functions as a substitute for heroin. Reducing usage: some scholars urge that prolonged use of methadone as a medically agreed maintenance of sobriety as its dosages are recommended 24 hours as a safer option for the ones who already become dependent chemically on opioids. Stabilization: Methadone directly substitutes the demand for heroin use thus stabilizing the users as they join in treatment programs and drug rehab entities (Schilling et al, 2006). Despite the helpful benefits of methadone maintenance treatment, there are also some pitfalls attributed to its treatment: namely; 1.

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