Methadone is an FDA-approved medication used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) and can also be used for pain management purposes. Methadone is used to treat those with a confirmed diagnosis of OUD and can only be dispensed through a SAMHSA-certified opioid treatment program (OTP). Methadone, a long-acting opioid agonist, reduces opioid craving and withdrawal and blunts or blocks the effects of opioids. It is available in liquid, powder and diskettes forms, and is required to be taken daily (1). 

Methadone is one component of a comprehensive treatment plan, which includes counseling and other behavioral health therapies,