Q: We already have suboxone clinics in this area – why do we need methadone? Is methadone better than suboxone for treating opioid addiction?
For many individuals, suboxone (buprenorphine plus naloxone) is an effective first-option for opioid addiction treatment, but it does not work for all patients. This treatment modality is very similar to methadone treatment in that it involves the administration of a legal opioid (buprenorphine) to stabilize the biochemistry of the opioid-dependent person. The active ingredient, buprenorphine, […]
I am not sure what would have happened to me if not for the program. Sometimes decent people get in bad situations and need help. The program has helped me lead a somewhat normal life. I am not sure what could’ve happened if not for the existence of this methadone maintenance program.