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Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program

“Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain - they change its structure and how it works. These brain changes can be long lasting, and can lead to the harmful behaviors seen in people who abuse drugs. Addiction is similar to other diseases, such as heart disease. Both disrupt the normal, healthy functioning of the underlying organ, have serious harmful consequences, are preventable, treatable, and if left untreated, can last a lifetime.” Source, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program (MMTP) at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, the largest non-profit methadone clinic in the United States, has been in operation for more than 40 years, with 18 clinics throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. Methadone maintenance has proven to be an invaluable tool for the effective treatment and rehabilitation of opioid-addicted individuals.

Breaking an opioid addiction can be extremely difficult. Methadone maintenance is not a cure, but a treatment that can be very effective if taken properly. Methadone is a long-acting, synthetic medication which, when used in maintenance treatment, will:

  • Prevent opioid withdrawal symptoms
  • Stop the patient’s physical need for opioids and allow him/her to function in their required activities
  • Block the effects of illicit opioid use and decrease opioid craving

Mount Sinai Beth Israel offers multiple chemical dependency programs outside of MMTP, which include inpatient detoxification, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient programs (including ambulatory detoxification services). To learn more please visit Beth Israel’s Stuyvesant Square Chemical Dependency Website.

Our Mission
Our mission is to provide the highest quality addiction services to opioid-addicted individuals who seek methadone maintenance treatment. Moreover, we do this with an emphasis on patient self-reliance, dignity and compassion, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, belief system, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Accreditations
Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s methadone program is licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and is accredited by The Joint Commission and the Department of Health (DOH) Article 28

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