Eldersburg, an unincorporated community in Carroll County, has a total area of 109.3 km² of which 6.00% is water. It is home to tens of thousands of people, which means it could be home to a number of people experiencing opioid use disorder. Particularly, as of 2010, it had a population estimated at 30,531. People in and around the city who are willing to medically treat opioid addiction may visit any methadone clinic in Eldersburg for medication-assisted treatment. Most people suffering from opioid addiction want to quit the use of opioids but they find themselves helpless. This is because withdrawal from opioids could be painful and psychologically disturbing. Methadone is the medication used by methadone clinics for the correction of the condition. Not only is methadone used for pain management, but it reduces craving and the adverse effects of opioids in the body. It lasts longer than opioids which means it may not be taken frequently, like opioids, before it works. It is safe for patients who take it a bit frequently if prescribed by the medication-assisted treatment professional. Methadone clinics in Maryland also provide psychosocial support. It is needed to achieve complete recovery. Doses of methadone are available in different forms, including powder, liquid, and diskettes.