Outpatient Methadone Facilities
National Treatment System: Outpatient Methadone Facilities from the
Alcohol and Drug Services Study (ADSS) PDF format, 763
- Methadone is an opioid
agonist medication used to treat heroin and other opiate addiction.
Methadone reduces the craving for heroin and other opiates by blocking
the receptor sites that are affected by heroin or other opiates.
- This report provides
national estimates for facilities that offer outpatient methadone treatment.
It describes the relationship between methadone treatment practices
and facility characteristics by examining facility size, ownership,
amount of public revenue, urbanicity, level of facility affiliation,
licensure, setting, services, and staffing composition. It provides
information on treatment practices such as methadone dosing level and
staffing patterns, and describes the characteristics of clients in treatment.
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