Methadone Clinics in Jacksonville, Texas

Jacksonville, a city in Cherokee County, had a population estimated at 14,923 in 2018. With that estimate and a land area of 36.78 km², Jacksonville may not be the biggest city around, but it is not one of the smallest. People suffering from opioid dependency in Jacksonville may get medication-assisted treatment in any methadone clinic Jacksonville Tx. Methadone is an approved medical-assisted medication for drug abuse therapy. It is a requirement for all methadone clinics in Texas to be accredited by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration before treating patients. Methadone is effective in treating opioid use disorder because it reduces craving and withdrawal, and blunts the psychological and physical effects of opioids. Methadone has been used to treat many cases of opioid addiction and the patients have gone on to function better socially. Doses of methadone are available in powder, liquid, and diskette forms. They are not to be shared with others because they are tailored. The medication-assisted treatment practitioner prescribes doses after close observation of the patient. The doses are reduced over time to avoid withdrawal. Some patients require short-term methadone maintenance, which lasts for about one year, others need long-term maintenance. Methadone should be taken under the supervision of a practitioner but patients who show some level of compliance are sometimes allowed to take it at home, between program visits.

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