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Methadone Addiction Treatment



Methadone is an opioid used in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help those addicted to opioids like fentanyl, heroin and prescription painkillers.

Methadone isn't only used for treating addiction but is a medication used to treat pain Disorder (OUD) and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

How Methadone Treatment Works

Undergoing methadone addiction treatment can help recovering addicts manage their withdrawal symptoms and detoxification process while also reducing their craving for opioids.

Methadone treatment is only one part of an overall addiction treatment plan that should include behavioral therapies and counseling to help patients achieve long-term recovery.

Methadone works in these ways:

  • Methadone is a long-acting medication, so it only needs to be taken once a day.
  • Methadone is used to treat addiction by binding to the same opioid receptors in the brain as other opioids but without producing the "high" or euphoric feeling.
  • Methadone doses are gradually increased until the patient is stable and then maintained at that level for the rest of the treatment.

It's important to note that Methadone is a very powerful medication and should never be taken without a prescription and always be under medical supervision.

Fee Schedule

Methadone and Counseling
$ 10 per day

Subutex and Counseling
$ 10 per day

Suboxone and Counseling
$ 15 per day

Intake Fee
$ 40 per day

What To Expect During Methadone Treatment

Our goal at the Matrix Center in Wichita, Kansas, is to ensure that you or your loved one has the best possible experience during methadone treatment. We understand that addiction is a disease that doesn't discriminate. That's why we offer individualized treatment plans that are designed to meet each person's unique needs.

During methadone treatment, our patients can expect:
Assessment: We will complete a comprehensive assessment to determine the severity of your addiction and any underlying mental health disorders.

Individualized treatment plan: We will develop a personalized treatment plan that includes methadone maintenance, counseling, and other evidence-based therapies.

Methadone dosing: Our team of certified addiction specialists will closely monitor your progress and make necessary adjustments to your methadone dosage.

Counseling and other therapies: Methadone is only one part of an addiction treatment plan. And as proven by research, Methadone is most effective when combined with counseling and behavioral therapies.

Our counselors at the Matrix Center take a trauma-informed approach to understand the patient's experience and help them develop healthy coping skills.

The Benefits of Using Methadone

Methadone prevents withdrawal symptoms and cravings associated with opioid use disorders by binding to opioid receptors in the brain.
And with the right handling and use of Methadone, it can:
  • Reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptoms
  • Block the effects of other opioids
  • Help patients control their cravings
  • Help patients focus on their recovery

Quick Facts About Methadone Treatment

1. Methadone is dispensed in forms: 10mg and 40mg tablets.
2. Methadone side effects are generally mild.
3. Methadone should not be mixed with other drugs or alcohol
4. Methadone is not a cure but rather an addiction treatment.
5. Methadone is one of the most regulated prescriptions in the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Q: What is Methadone? A: Methadone is a long-acting opioid used to treat pain and addiction. It has been used for decades to treat addiction and is considered safe and effective when used as prescribed. With the use of Methadone, people addicted to opioids can detoxify from the drug, manage their withdrawal symptoms, and reduce their cravings.

Methadone is most commonly used as medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders (OUD). It can also be used to treat pain and is a Schedule II controlled substance in the United States.

Q: What are the Side Effects of Methadone? A: Patients who are prescribed Methadone may experience some side effects, which are usually mild. They may experience sweating, fatigue, or constipation during the start of the treatment. And over a few days or weeks of taking Methadone, these reactions will eventually stop or become less noticeable.

It is also normal for patients to experience a few more side effects, such as dizziness, drowsiness, vomiting, and nausea, if there is a slight change in the dose of Methadone. Over the years, millions of people have used and continue to use Methadone, and professionals report the side effects as mild and bearable.

How long does Methadone Treatment last A: Methadone treatment can last anywhere from a few days to the rest of a person's life. The duration will depend on many factors, such as: 1. The severity of the addiction. 2. How long has the person been addicted 3. If there are any underlying mental health disorders 4. If the person is also receiving counseling or behavioral therapy.

Methadone treatment is often considered a lifelong commitment, but that does not mean it cannot be tapered off or stopped at some point. Some people may need to stay on Methadone for years, while others may only need it for a few months. It all depends on the individual's progress in recovery.

Q: Is Methadone treatment safe? A: Methadone is a safe and effective medication when used as prescribed. It has been used for decades to treat addiction and is one of the most regulated prescriptions in the United States. And ever since its creation more than 70 years ago, many studies and research have proved that Methadone is as safe as any other medication prescribed by doctors.

To ensure that Methadone is safely taken, make sure that the dose of Methadone is exactly as prescribed by a licensed physician. Moreover, a patient should share his medical history with the prescribing doctor to avoid complications.

Q: How can a Patient receive Methadone Treatment? A: Methadone treatment can only be given by a licensed physician in a Methadone Clinic. Methadone Clinics specifically treat patients with opioid addiction and pain. And since Methadone is a Schedule II controlled substance, it has to be prescribed by a licensed medical professional and dispensed by a pharmacy.

To get methadone treatment, call the Matrix Center at 316-260-3445 between the hours of 5:00am to 1:00pm on weekdays and set up an appointment.

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If you think methadone treatment would be a good solution for your rehabilitation, contact Matrix Center at 316-260-3445, send an email to, or check out our contact us page.