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Calhoun, a city in Gordon County, has a total area of 41.67 km² of which 0.64% is water. As f 2018, it had a population estimated at 16,966. Calhoun may not be one of the largest cities in the U.S, but it is popular in Gordon County. In fact, it is the county seat. People anywhere around Calhoun may get medical treatment for opioid dependency in any methadone clinic Calhoun GA. Opioid dependency may be treated medically using methadone, one of the approved drugs by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of opioid use disorder. The medication calms the body and reduces pain from the symptoms of opioids in the body. It could also reduce craving, giving the patient a better social life. Because opioids could have some psychological effects as much as physical ones, program enrollees have to take some counseling and psychological support sessions. It is required of methadone clinics in Georgia to be accredited by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Program enrollees are informed about the side effects of methadone and they must indicate a willingness to undergo maintenance before its commencement. They have to be under the close observation of the medication-assisted treatment practitioner for the first few days but a schedule could be made for subsequent times.