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Maysville, the county seat of Mason County, has a total area of 55.3 km², of which 10.52% is water. Although it had a population estimated at 8,779 as of 2018, it is the 40th most populous city in Kentucky and a possible home to a number of people fighting opioid dependency. Such people may consider contacting a medication-assisted treatment practitioner in any methadone clinic Maysville KY for medical treatment of the condition. Methadone clinics treat substance use abuse with methadone. Methadone is an approved opioid agonist. It blunts the effects of opioids and relieves pains. Also, its effects last longer than the effects of opioids in the body. Unlike opioids, if methadone is taken as recommended by a medication-assisted treatment practitioner, it has no negative effects, both psychologically and physically. Doses of methadone need to be paired with psychosocial support to make sure the both the physical and psychological negative effects of opioids are corrected. All methadone clinics in Kentucky are required to be accredited by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Before any patient is enrolled, the practitioner is required to get their full health history and inform them about the possible side effects. Methadone is regulated in order to protect program enrollees and avoid diversion to the illicit market.