Many opiate addicts turn to methadone with the best intentions. At times it is a last ditch effort to get clean. The sad reality is methadone is simply replacing one addiction for another. Many addicts end up staying on methadone for prolonged periods of time or begin taking it with other drugs. This doesn’t have to be the way of life for a recovering opiate addict. It is possible to be free from all addictive substances. At Summer House, medication is dispensed in a slow, gradual method until the patient is freed of their methadone addiction.