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Methadone Treatment Programs

Methadone doses are given to people that are addicted to heroin and other opioids as a method of treatment called "Harm Reduction Treatment" Methadone is a long lasting synthetic opiate that does prevent symptoms associated with opiate withdrawal. It is important to note that methadone itself is an addictive opiate narcotic that is dispensed primarily at outpatient clinics. Although some people do show improvement through methadone maintenance, many continue to use addictive drugs and perpetuate negative behaviors and consequences associated with the illicit use of heroin and other opiates which includes: intravenous drug use, risk of drug overdose, spreading infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis, and drug related crime. It is true that some methadone maintenence programs have shown to reduce the "harm" associated with opiate addiction however this does not constitute a full recovery. Full drug addiction recovery is achieved by attending a comprehensive drug treatment program that focuses on complete abstinence rather than partial harm reduction or drug substitution. A methadone treatment program would not be a logical initial option but may be considered as a final option or last resort as methadone itself is a very powerful and addictive drug.

Centers in Rhode Island

CODAC Providence
349 Huntington Avenue , Providence Rhode Island 02909

Center for Treatment and Recovery
203 Concord Street Suite 463, Pawtucket Rhode Island 02860

Addiction Recovery Institute
205 Hallene Road Suite 102, Warwick Rhode Island 02886

CODAC Behavioral Healthcare I
350 Columbia Street , Wakefield Rhode Island 02879

CODAC Behavioral Healthcare
850 Waterman Avenue , East Providence Rhode Island 02914

Discovery House
1625 Diamond Hill Road Suite 102, Woonsocket Rhode Island 02895

CODAC Behavioral Healthcare
93 Thames Street , Newport Rhode Island 02840

Center for Behavioral Health
86 Beach Street , Westerly Rhode Island 02891

Providence Metro Treatment Center
160 Narragansett Avenue , Providence Rhode Island 02907

Center for Behavioral Health
985 Plainfield Street , Johnston Rhode Island 02919

Veterans Affairs Medical Center
830 Chalkstone Avenue Unit 116-F, Providence Rhode Island 02908

Addiction Recovery Institute
31 North Union Street , Pawtucket Rhode Island 02860

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