Sheffield is a city in Colbert County. As of 2018, it had a population estimated at 8,894. That was a decrease in population, a trend that has continued for several years, perhaps because of the small total area of 18.32 km². People who are experiencing opioid use disorder in the city may visit any methadone clinic Sheffield Alabama for medication-assisted treatment. Methadone is an approved medication that helps people recover from their dependence on opioids, thereby helping them function better socially. Program enrollees are expected to receive counseling and social support in addition to doses of methadone to aid their recovery. Methadone changes how the nervous system responds to pain. It minimizes the painful symptoms of withdrawal and the euphoric effects of opioid consumption. Although methadone could have some side effects, it is safe if taken as prescribed. Methadone clinics in Alabama are required to register with the Drug Enforcement Administration. The medication starts under the close supervision of a medication-assisted treatment practitioner. After some good record of stability and compliance with dosage based on the observation of the health provider, some program enrollees may be permitted to take medication at home, but they are required to provide constant feedback and get in touch through program visits. There is no maximum duration for methadone maintenance because treatment is tailored, and enrollees recover at different speeds.