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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 Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Web site. Visit the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) Web site for additional information.

Last Updated: June 30, 2010

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