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One of the mainstays of treating opioid addiction is the synthetic opioid methadone. Because of its long half-life and capacity to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, it is a vital component of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) regimens. The distinct pharmacological profile of methadone not only aids in life stabilization but also lowers the likelihood of opioid misuse and its related risks. However, because of the possibility of dependence and overdose, it needs to be administered and monitored carefully. Methadone, when used correctly in a comprehensive treatment program, helps people to regain stability, function better, and work toward long-term recovery from opioid addiction.

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