Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Dr. Ronaye Calvert-Conley
Anyone watching the news these days knows that the U.S. is in the midst of an opioid epidemic.
While listening to the stories about accidental overdoses and how many more people are becoming addicted to opioids, something that keeps coming up is methadone.
Many people say methadone should be a part of primary care for those struggling with opioid addiction. Is this the best course of action? Should opioid addicts check into a methadone clinic? What are the pros and cons?