About Methadone

Methadone is a synthetic narcotic used in the long-term stabilization of opiate addiction.  The Chesapeake Treatment Center, staffed by a team of professionals, provides our patients with a safe environment and medical and clinical counseling for the purpose of attaining a drug-free lifestyle.
The goal of The Chesapeake Treatment Center is for the client to become stable within 60 days of entering the program.  Dose levels during this period will be adjusted by the medical staff to create a safe stabilization.
 
Addictive disease education, family counseling, individual and group counseling, urinalysis testing, and case management are included in the program.  
 

What is Methadone?

Methadone is a synthetic narcotic used in the long-term stabilization of opiate addiction.  Methadone can help an individual stabilize the symptoms of long-time Narcotic Addiction by "occupying" the brain receptor sites affected by heroin and other opiates.
 

How does Methadone work?

    • Blocking the euphoric and sedating effects of opiates
    • Relieving the craving for opiates 
    • Relieves symptoms associated with withdrawal from opiates
    • Does not cause euphoria or intoxication itself (with stable dosing), thus allowing a person to work and participate normally in society
    • Is excreted slowly so it can be taken only once a day.
 

Benefits of Methadone

    • Reduced or stopped use of injection drugs
    • Reduced risk of acquiring or transmitting diseases such as HIV, Hepatitus, Endocarditis, Tuberculosis, and STDs
    • Reduced mortality—the median death rate of individuals in treatment is 30 percent of those not receiving treatment
    • Reduced criminal activity
    • Improved family stability
    • Employment potential
    • Improved pregnancy outcomes

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