3438 Route 764
Duncansville, PA 16635
With a population of only 1,163, the small borough of Duncansville, Pennsylvania is part of the Altoona Metropolitan Statistical Area. No area is too small to be spared the troubles caused by the opioid crisis, and residents of this borough need to know that the best way to deal with an addiction to opioid drugs like oxycodone or heroin is by turning to a methadone clinic in Duncansville. All methadone clinics in Pennsylvania are required to follow the national standards set forth by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This organization’s guidelines are based in extensive evidence from decades of research into methadone, which has been in use since the 1960’s. Methadone works best when it is used in conjunction with other treatment modalities as part of a well-rounded treatment plan. Ideally, recovery plans should be customized to the patient, and aim to address the many different sides of addiction, from the physical, to the psychological, to the environmental. To obtain the full benefit from methadone therapy, and to be sure that patients do not rush their recoveries, methadone maintenance should persist for at least twelve months.