Lansdowne, Pennsylvania is a borough in Delaware County, with a population of 10,647. Named after the Marquess of Lansdowne, the borough is located six miles from the Philadelphia City Center. Although Lansdowne is convenient to larger cities, there are enough methadone clinics in Pennsylvania for there to be a Lansdowne methadone clinic closer at hand for residents of this borough who need opioid addiction treatment. Ever since the 1960s, methadone has been given to patients to prevent the massive drop in neurotransmitters that would otherwise be caused when a person chemically-addicted to opioids quits taking drugs. By keeping neurotransmitter levels even, opioid withdrawals and drug cravings are prevented, not only sparing people in recovery a great deal of suffering, but likely allowing them to feel better than they have in a long time. Furthermore, methadone also blocks opioid receptors in the brain so that patients will not be able to get intoxicated by drinking alcohol or taking opioids. This prevents relapse, which would not only derail recovery, but would also cause a dangerous chemical interaction with methadone.