Ringgold, a city with a total area of 12.9 km², is the county seat of Catoosa County. As of 2018, Ringgold had a population estimated at 3,608. Although Ringgold is not one of the largest cities in the U.S., it is one in Catoosa County. Its population does not mean that the probability of it being home to some people suffering from opioid dependency should be ruled out. Such people may visit any methadone clinic in Ringgold GA. Medical treatment is one of the best ways to correct opioid use disorder. For medically treated opioid addiction, methadone is one of the three approved drugs. Methadone lasts long blocking the physical and psychological effects of the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. A dose could last for up to 36 hours but the medication-assisted treatment practitioner may give more doses of methadone to the program enrollee within that period of time. To ensure methadone is not diverted to the illicit market, it is only available at methadone clinics. Methadone clinics in Georgia are required to get the accreditation of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration before dispensing medication. Because of the negative psychological effects of methadone, program enrollees are encouraged to participate in counseling and behavioral therapies.