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Methadone Maintenance

Programs that utilize controlled dosages of methadone, an addictive synthetic opiate which prevents the symptoms associated with heroin withdrawal, in order to support the efforts of abusers to abstain from use of heroin. The dosage of methadone is gradually reduced so that the individual's dependency is reduced and, if possible, eventually eliminated.

Taxonomy Code: LX-845.500-50

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