FAQ

WHAT IS METHADONE MAINTENANCE?
Frequently Asked Questions

Below are questions that have been asked numerous times when patients are considering
taking part in a methadone maintenance treatment plan.
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What is methadone maintenance treatment?

Methadone maintenance treatment is a comprehensive treatment program that involves prescribing methadone as an alternative to the opioid on which the client was dependent. The program involves counselling, individual follow-up and other psychosocial services.

How long does treatment take?

There is no specific length of time in methadone maintenance treatment that is best for everyone. Generally, the longer you stay in the treatment program, the greater your chances for success. Some people taken methadone for their entire lives, and gladly so. Others decide to try a completely drug-free approach once their lives get better, which can take some time.

Does methadone have side effects?

Studies show that there are no serious side effects associated with the medically supervised use of methadone. Some people have reported minor issues such as constipation, water retention, drowsiness, skin rash, excessive sweating and changes in libido. But in the majority of cases, these symptoms subside once the individual finds the proper dosage for their individual needs.

What are the benefits of MMT?

In addition to being safe and effective, methadone treatment is one of the most affordable options available to opiate addicts. When used as prescribed, methadone has been proven to relieve withdrawal symptoms, reduce opiate cravings, and return chemical and emotional balance. By enhancing the individual’s ability to function, methadone treatment improves the user’s relationships, career and overall stability.

Our Mission


To help the greater community overcome their dependency on opiates, and to support them through the process.

Methadone Maintenance


Hours of Operation


Mon – Fri: 5:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Sat: Closed
Sun: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.