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Can I be treated with methadone at home?

Methadone is a full agonist with high liver uptake when taken orally and is released slowly over the day. It must be dispensed from federal- and state-regulated clinics, and you can’t do take-homes until you’ve proved that you can follow through with treatment. After two weeks to two months, you may be able to take home-monitored doses of liquid methadone. You need to be tapered off methadone. 

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