Heartview begins offering methadone treatment in Bismarck

June 19, 2017 | Caroline Grueskin

The Heartview Foundation has begun offering methadone treatment for people recovering from opiate addictions. 

Methadone is a medication dosed daily to people with serious heroin or pill addictions. The opiate-based drug helps them kick the cravings and withdrawal symptoms, thereby keeping people from relapse without getting them high.

The move comes amid a growing problem of opiate abuse and overdoses in the state and a lack of treatment options. 

"This is really important to deal with," said Kurt Snyder, executive director of the Heartview Foundation. "We do not come through this epidemic without adequate services."

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