"Prolonged oral treatment with this medicine [methadone] diminishes and often eliminates opiate use, reduces transmission of many infections, including HIV and hepatitis B and C, and reduces criminal activity."

NIH Consensus Statement on Methadone and Opioid Substitution Treatment


Methadone is one of the most effective medications we have in the fight against the opioid epidemic. For more than 50 years, methadone has been in use as the first-line treatment for opioid addiction (or “opioid use disorder” as it is more formally known).

Methadone is one of the most thoroughly studied treatments in medical history.  When prescribed by a knowledgeable team of health professionals, methadone is both safe and effective.

For more information on Methadone and other treatment alternatives, please visit our Resources page.

To find the TrueNorth Methadone Program nearest you, please visit our Locations page.