The program is based on an Outpatient Harm Reduction Model, and consists of 5 steps:
How Methadone is Taken
Methadone is taken orally and is diluted with Tang. When you first start the program, you will be asked to drink your medication at the Respect pharmacy daily.
As you stabilize your dose, and progress in the treatment program, you may be eligible for some take-home doses.
Take-home doses of methadone should be refrigerated. It is your responsibility to store them safely to make sure the medication is not taken by anyone else, especially a child, or a non-opiate dependent person, for whom it may be lethal.
Research indicates that Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) is effective in: