Jackson, a city named for governor James Jackson, is the county seat of Butts County. As of 2018, Jackson had a population estimated at 5,083, which is an increase to the existing number. Jackson has a total area of 15.79 km² of which 0.50% is water. Inhabitants of Jackson who are experiencing opioid addiction may visit any Jackson methadone clinic for medication-assisted treatment. Opioid addiction is the physical or psychological reliance of an individual on methadone. It happens as a result of uncontrollable craving. The symptoms of opioid withdrawal are painful. However, methadone could be used in pain management, and it blunts the effects of opioids. Methadone is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It is safe and effective, but it should not be taken without the supervision of a medication-assisted treatment expert. The expert dispenses tailored doses of methadone that should be taken by the program enrollee. They should not be shared. Compliant program enrollees may be allowed to take doses of methadone at home, between program visits. It is required of all methadone clinics in Georgia to be accredited by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The program enrollee must be informed of all possible side effects before the commencement of methadone maintenance.