Shelley Askew-Floyd, Director of Narcotic Treatment Programs
Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) can help individuals overcome their addiction to heroin and other opioids, including OxyContin, by suppressing withdrawal symptoms for 24 – 36 hours. Without the cravings and euphoric rush typically associated with opioid drugs, individuals can begin to focus on their recovery.
Studies show that the most effective methadone programs include individual and group counseling. At Pyramid Healthcare, our clients learn about the disease of addiction and recovery in regular group and individual therapy sessions.
Our MMT Programs Include:
Methadone administered 7 days a week, 365 days a year
Daily dosing is supervised by medical personnel
Random urine screens
Group, family, and individual counseling
Relapse prevention and support groups
How Methadone Maintenance Treatment Works
In an MMT program, methadone is administered daily to clients. Methadone is a drug that occupies the receptors of the brain that opioids usually fill. This prevents the sense of euphoria that intravenous drug users feel from the drug, reducing the cravings for it over time. Methadone also reduces withdrawal symptoms, making the process of rehabilitation safer and more comfortable for clients. MMT programs usually last for at least a year, but many MMT participants remain voluntarily enrolled in a program for as long as two years.
Is Methadone Treatment Right for You?
Entering Methadone Maintenance Treatment can turn a person’s life around, but there are many types of addiction treatment programs for those seeking relief from a history of drug abuse. Here are some questions that can help determine if MMT is the proper choice for you.
Have you been addicted to heroin or other opioids continuously for more than a year?
Are you pregnant?
Have other treatment options been unsuccessful?
There are many factors that determine whether methadone is an appropriate treatment method. Call one of our programs and we can answer your questions and help you make the choice that is right for you.
Foundations Medical Services
Bantam Commons, Building 2
124 Hollywood Drive
Butler, PA 16001
2 Sellers Drive
Altoona, PA 16601
York Pharmacotherapy Services
104 Davies Drive
York, PA 17402