Brooklyn Park, a census-designated place with a total area of 11.1 km2 of which 1.65% is water, is located in Anne Arundel County. As of 2010, it had a population estimated at 14,373, a figure that is enough to consider it a possible home to a number of people experiencing opioid use disorder. Inhabitants of the city or neighboring ones who are willing to treat opioid addiction may visit any methadone clinic Brooklyn Park for medication-assisted treatment. One of the most effective ways of treating opioid use disorder is by taking methadone. However, that should be under the supervision of a medication-assisted treatment professional. Methadone is a drug that soothes the patient and allows them to function better socially. The symptoms of opioid withdrawal are painful and reliance on opioids has negative effects. Methadone, on the other hand, relieves the pains and craving, helping people overcome the use of opioids. Methadone is only available at methadone clinics to avoid diversion into the illicit market. People who enroll for the program are placed under close observation by the medication-assisted treatment practitioner for the first few days of methadone maintenance. After some days, a program visit may be scheduled. All methadone clinics in Maryland are regulated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.