As of 2018, Cartersville, a city in Bartow County, had a population estimated at 21,141. Cartersville has a total area of 75.47 km² of which 0.59% is water. It is the county seat of Bartow County. Opioid use disorder has become a big problem for almost every part of the world. People who wish to medically treat it in this city may visit any Cartersville methadone clinic for medication-assisted treatment. Opioid use disorder comes with some level of helplessness because craving is uncontrollable and symptoms of withdrawal may be painful. Methadone minimizes the pains. Also, it reduces craving, helping the patient gain more control over themselves. Methadone is safe if taken under the supervision of a medication-assisted treatment expert. Otherwise, it could have some side effects that may be too much to manage by the user. Medication-assisted treatment experts have to be told everything about the full health history of the program enrollee and they must inform the program enrollee on the possible effects of methadone maintenance. Often, medication does not stand alone. It is combined with psychosocial support and counseling. This is easy for most methadone clinics in Georgia to offer because most of them offer some social services as additional services. Treatment could be short or long term.