Elkton, the county seat of Cecil County, has a total area of 23.73 km² and a population estimated at 15,640 as of 2018. With that population, Elkton has some probability of being home to a number of people experiencing opioid use disorder. Fortunately, there are some methadone clinics in the city. Residents of Elkton or nearby locations who are willing to medically treat opioid addiction may visit any Elkton methadone clinic for assistance. Although methadone clinics are specifically established for the dispensing of medication to assist people who rely physically or psychologically on opioid use, some methadone clinics in Maryland may offer additional medical services. Methadone, one of the three drugs approved for medically assisted opioid dependence, is given to patients and they are encouraged to participate in some counseling sessions. It is the combination that makes a complete medication-assisted treatment. Methadone is regulated by a number of bodies, some of which are the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The level of regulation means the medication is only available under the supervision of a health provider. This protects the program enrollees and avoids diversion into the illicit market. After some months of treatment, compliant and stable patients may be allowed to take methadone at home and give feedback to the practitioner.