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Kansas City, the county seat of Wyandotte County, is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Its 2018 population estimated at 152,958 means it could be home to some people experiencing opioid use disorder. It has a total area of 332.3 km² and it is home to some methadone clinics. People who wish to treat opioid dependency in the city may visit any methadone clinic Kansas City KS for medication-assisted treatment. Methadone clinics are specialists in the dispensing of methadone to medically assist people who rely on the use of opioids physically or psychologically. Methadone clinics in Kansas, as in other states, are regulated. They are required to consider the full health history of patients and inform them about the possible side effects of methadone before enrolling them. It is also a requirement that methadone clinics be accredited by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Taking doses of methadone does not make a complete medication-assisted treatment. Usually, the clinics provide the program enrollees with some psychological support to make sure that the negative psychological effects of methadone are corrected. Short term methadone maintenance runs for about twelve months. Long term maintenance could go on for years. Maintenance could go on indefinitely in some cases.