opioid replacement therapy Tag

The topic of opioid replacement therapy is a touchy one. On the one hand, ever since Methadone was first synthesized it has “successfully” helped millions of addicts curb their addictive behavior centered on opiates such as heroin and painkillers. On the other, Methadone also causes thousands of deaths each year in the United States and ultimately keeps the user “strung out” on opioids. So does the drug provide any sort of real benefit? Or is it just ultimately delaying the inevitability of the need to get completely sober?