Mesquite, a suburban city, is rated the 22nd largest city in Texas. Although most of the city is located in Dallas County, some part cuts into Kaufman County. It has an area of 122.3 km², the population as of 2019 was estimated at 140,937. People suffering from opioid use disorder in this city may visit the nearest methadone clinic Mesquite for treatment. Methadone is an effective opioid agonist approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of opioid use disorder. It is combined with behavioral therapies and counseling to make a complete medication-assisted treatment. All methadone clinics are required to be accredited by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Some methadone clinics in Texas provide additional medical services. If taken as prescribed by the health provider, Methadone is safe. It reduces craving and blunts the adverse effects of opioids. It has been included on the list of essential medications by the World Health Organization. Doses last 24-36 hours and they are adjusted with time by the health provider. Doses are tailored for individuals. They are not to be shared. Although medication takes place under the supervision of the medication-assisted treatment practitioner, compliant program enrollees may be granted permission to take medication at home, between program visits.