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The Potential Side Effects of Methadone

Methadone is an opioid medication used to treat chronic pain. It has also been used in the treatment of opioid addiction since the 1950s. Methadone may be given during drug detox to lessen painful withdrawal symptoms or prescribed as part of an opioid treatment program. When methadone is used as a long-term maintenance medication for opioid use disorder, it is known as opioid replacement therapy or methadone maintenance treatment (MMT).  

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When Is It Time to Seek Mental Health Treatment?

Everyone experiences difficulties from time to time. Whether it’s stressful times at work, strain in a romantic relationship, problems with a family member, or some other trial, no one is exempt from the inevitable struggles of life. Sometimes these struggles include mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, or substance use. It’s normal to feel down after a significant challenge in life, but when is it time to consider a


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