Baton Rouge, the 100th most populous city in the U.S., is the capital city of Louisiana. As of 2018, it had a population estimated at 221,599 which means the city has a high probability of being home to a number of people who are experiencing opioid dependency. The city has a total area of 229.6 km² of which 2.81% is covered by water. Residents of the city or nearby ones who are willing to medically treat opioid dependency may walk into any methadone clinic Baton Rouge for medical assistance. Although methadone clinics are specialists in the dispensing of medication for the medically treated opioid disorder, some methadone clinics in Louisiana offer more services like mental health and consultation services. Methadone is an opioid agonist with a long-lasting effect. It calms the body and reduces craving. Doses of methadone do not make a complete medication-assisted treatment. Usually, they are combined with psychosocial support to make sure the negative psychological effects of opioids are corrected. For the safety of the program enrollees and to avoid misuse, methadone is regulated. At the beginning of methadone maintenance, the reactions of the program enrollee are closely monitored and analyzed by the health provider. After the first few days, a program visit may be scheduled.