Methadone and Buprenorphine are FDA-approved medications that are successfully used to treat narcotic addiction.  In Methadone and Buprenorphine maintenance treatment, a therapeutic oral dose of Methadone or Buprenorphine is administered daily in combination with comprehensive medical and clinical counseling services.
Methadone and  Buprenorphine maintenance treatment programs are regulated by the DEA, the North Carolina State Opioid Treatment Authority, SAMHSA, and the North Carolina Department of Health Service Regulation. 

Important Facts About Methadone and Buprenorphine Maintenance:
  • Methadone and Buprenorphine do not make the individual "high" or "drugged."

  • Methadone and Buprenorphine block the effect of "street" opiates and prevent cravings for other opioid drugs like heroin or pain medications.

  • Methadone and Buprenorphine prevent uncomfortable withdrawal sickness.

  • Methadone and Buprenorphine maintenance programs decrease opiate use.

  • Methadone and Buprenorphine maintenance programs decrease crime.

  • Methadone and Buprenorphine maintenance programs help individuals stabilize their lives and maintain employment.