Countering the Myths About Methadone: Is it Right for You?

Methadone maintenance has been around for years as an effective treatment for opioid dependency. Yet, its use remains controversial, and there’s seemingly no end to the myths and false information aimed at discouraging anyone from using it as a treatment option. Setting the Record Straight Below, we’ve separated fact from fiction when it comes to…

We’ve separated fact from fiction when it comes to methadone as a treatment choice.

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NIH Gives Researcher $431,700 to Study Effects of Meth on Wounds

It’s widely known that meth use can lead to a multitude of health problems: rotten teeth, memory loss, a weakened immune system. Nobody knows this better than microbiologist Luis Martinez, who has spent years studying the relationship between methamphetamine and pulmonary bacterial infections. But after a family vacation in southern California, a chance encounter shifted…

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