Frederick, a city with a total area of 57.5 km², is the county seat of Frederick County. As of 2018, the city had a population estimated at 72,146. Its population means that the city could be home to some people who are suffering from opiate dependence. Such people in the city and nearby places may visit any methadone clinic Frederick MD for medication-assisted treatment. Doses of methadone calm the body. They could be available in diskettes, powder, or liquid forms. They are effective for the treatment of opioid dependency. A dose of methadone could last 24-36 hours. Unlike opioids, it does not cause negative psychological effects. Rather, it corrects the adverse effects of opioids. Before a patient is treated with methadone, the medication-assisted treatment practitioner must have the full details of their health history. The patients must signify a willingness to follow the directives of the health practitioner throughout the maintenance period. They must also confirm their interest in being treated with methadone after being briefed on the possible risk factors. All methadone clinics in Maryland are required to be accredited by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Methadone maintenance usually does not end before a year. Some patients may need several years for recovery. In some cases, maintenance could go on indefinitely.