Frederick Institute is a comprehensive provider of treatment for opioid use disorder. We are specialists in methadone maintenance and one-on-1 therapy. We provide evidence-based care to our patients that addresses the root causes of addiction and manage withdrawal symptoms. Frederick Institute can also provide affordable primary care for participants in opioid treatment programs and community members.
Frederick Institute is a specialist in medication-assisted therapy (MAT). The patient receives medication to reduce withdrawal symptoms and the euphoria that comes with using opioids. They can stay committed to treatment with this combination of benefits. MAT also includes one-on-1 counseling, which helps the patient understand his thoughts and feelings regarding opioids. Patients suffering from opioid abuse disorder will live happier and healthier lives if they have access to MAT during recovery.
Our methadone program includes methadone. This medication has years of proven results. Methadone doesn’t have a “ceiling” effect, meaning it does not lose effectiveness if it is given a specific amount. Methadone can be prescribed by your doctor to treat symptoms at all levels of severity. Proper methadone treatment can reduce your symptoms for 24-36 hours.
Methadone MAT programs offer a structured approach to help patients stay on track. They can also visit the clinic daily to learn new ways of living. After completing methadone maintenance treatment, a person can become eligible to bring their medicine home. This is possible by following the federal and state guidelines.
Therapy with an experienced counselor is included in the MAT model. A counselor can help patients with opioid addiction. There may be underlying traumas or mental conditions that influence their drug use. Patients who are able to reintegrate into society or learn coping skills will benefit the most. The best options for your recovery will be determined by you and your therapist.
Additional psychosocial services are available to provide additional support for those struggling with addiction. Opioid abuse disorder can impact multiple areas of your daily life. Services such as these can help you get more support during your recovery
As we work together to develop your treatment plan, we will find ways that you can improve your chances for success. To get the best treatment, it is important to disclose all symptoms and diagnoses.
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Methadone, an opioid similar to heroin or opium, is also known as Methadone maintenance treatment. Methadone maintenance therapy has been used to treat opioid dependence in the 50s. An opioid, like heroin or opium, is taken daily as either a pill or liquid. This helps reduce withdrawal symptoms and opioid cravings.
Methadone, like other opioids, is addictive. Methadone does not make you dependent on heroin or other illegal opioids.
The patient is more comfortable taking methadone when they are under medical supervision than if they take heroin of unknown purity.
Methadone can be taken orally. Heroin injections are common, and can result in HIV transmission if needles or syringes get shared.
Many people who are heroin dependent spend a lot of their time trying and obtaining heroin. This could lead to criminal activity, such as stealing. Methadone patients do not have to do this. Instead, patients can engage in productive activities like education, employment, and parenting.
Methadone was added to the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. This highlights the importance of Methadone as a treatment for heroin dependence.
MMT has received a lot of research. Research has shown that MMT is highly effective.
MMT dramatically reduces drug injecting
because it reduces drug injecting, MMT reduces HIV transmission;
MMT reduces the death rate from opioid dependence by a significant amount
MMT decreases the criminal activity of opioid users;
Maximum effectiveness of methadone is achieved at doses greater than 60mg.