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What is opiate addiction?

Opiate Substance Use Disorder is the compulsive use of opiates such as morphine, codeine, fentanyl, oxycodone, hydromorphone and heroin and includes brand names such as OxyContin, Dilaudid and Percocet. You may be suffering with an opiate addiction if you have ...

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Methadone and Suboxone Treatment for Opiate Addiction

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Youth Haven is more than just counselling services. We offer you a judgement free environment to have a conversation. If finding a safe place to stay is difficult we can assist you. We have supply of basic needs and warm clothing if that is what you need. " Don't let what you can't do...

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2 years ago
They are extremely caring and will do there best to meet the needs of the patients. If your in need of help stop procrastinating and go see Dr Cooper he is amazing!!!
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Dr Cooper is the man helped me out large if your a working man and have a hard time at other clinics this is the place for you he asks for urine once a week and will work with you if your having trouble making it to the clinic

Addiction Treatment Program

What is methadone? Methadone is a long-acting opioid medication (lasting 24-36 hours per dose). It’s an effective and legal substitute for heroin or other narcotics (such as heroin, methadone, Oxycontin, opium, Percocet, Percodan, morphine, codeine, etc.) Methadone has been used in treatment programs since the 1960’s. It helps to stabilize the lives of people who are dependent on opiates and reduce the harm related to drug use. It also helps them return to a stable social, economic and home environment   How does methadone work? The Methadone program is not a “quick fix”. Methadone is part of a long-term and comprehensive maintenance program for opiate dependent clients. The immediate goal is to stabilize you on your methadone dose, promote a sense of well-being and prevent physical withdrawal symptoms. Methadone will significantly decrease your drug cravings, and help you eliminate drug use. Methadone works by its effect on opiate receptors in the body. To allow it to work properly, you are best advised to abstain from the use of all other opiates. In the case that you choose to use other opiates with methadone, the effect of methadone will diminish. You will also fail to obtain the effect which you have been accustomed to after taking opiates (e.g., less or no euphoria), and you may put yourself in higher risk for overdose. Remember, the goal of Methadone treatment is to stabilize your body physically so that you can make the desired changes in your life, and make the best of your new “drug-free” lifestyle.   How is methadone taken? Methadone is taken orally and is diluted with orange juice. When you first start the program, you will be asked to drink your medication at the pharmacy daily. As you stabilize your dose, and your treatment program, you may be eligible for some “carries”, or take home doses. Carries should be refrigerated. It is your responsibility to store them safely to make sure the medication is not taken by anyone else, especially a child, or a non-opiate dependent person, for whom it may be lethal. How do I access the program? Please contact the Clinic nearest you, or call our office at 705-326-1112 to get further information. Please call Monday through Friday (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., EST) and identify yourself as a patient who is interested in our Methadone maintenance programs and associates Remember, you are the one making the changes. We are here to support you in whatever way you feel will help improve the quality of your life.  

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