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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