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What is methadone?
Methadone is a synthetic opioid that blocks the effects of heroin and other prescription drugs containing opiates. You can view further information about methadone on the Methadone section of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) website. Visit the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) website for additional information.

Last Updated: December 29, 2017

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