Methadone Maintenance Treatment, or MMT, is our clinics’ main treatment program for opioid-dependent patients. This comprehensive program includes a methadone prescription alternative to the opioid causing the addiction.
Methadone is a common treatment for opioid-dependent, as well as management for chronic pain due to addiction. Methadone itself is a long-acting opioid taken orally. Methadone is utilized as a sub for other opioids because tolerance to methadone can actually block the effects to other drugs.
Longer acting than other opioids, methadone is considered a medically safe dependence treatment. It can help supress withdrawal symptoms (including drug cravings and the euphoric effects of other opioids) and can help you avoid drug intoxication. Your tolerance to it develops much slower than other opioids, so you can maintain these treatments indefinitely if need be.
Our Brantford and Simcoe clinics are open seven days a week, so come visit us.
Our medical team believes in our patients. Every single day there are people entering recovery treatments with a desire to get well. But what does it take for you to get onto a better path? Withdrawal symptoms and inactivity can become the biggest obstacle in an addict’s road to recovery. Once patients are taking methadone and no longer struggling with withdrawal symptoms, they’re able to be more productive and invest themselves in healthy activities. All this adds to their journey to recovery.