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Methadone Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Methadone Saves Lives

Methadone is a long-acting opioid, or narcotic, medication. It's an effective and legal substitute for prescription opioids or heroin.

Methadone helps to stabilize the lives of people who are dependent on prescription opioids or heroin, and to reduce the harm related to drug use. Methadone has been used in treatment programs since the mid-1960s in Ontario.

Below you will find links to resources and information about methadone maintenance treatment and opioid dependence.

Information for Individuals Considering MMT

Information on Specific Drugs

New Resources

To find a Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program

Methadone is a controlled medication and can only be prescribed by a physician. To find out if there is a physician in your community who prescribes methadone, contact the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario at 416-967-2600 ext 661.

Some addiction treatment programs also provide methadone maintenance treatment. To find an addiction treatment program in your community, contact the Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment (DART) at 1-800-565-8603 or go to

Learn more about CAMH’s Addiction Medicine Service.


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