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Methadone is a medication that is commonly used in the treatment of opioid addiction, including addiction to heroin or prescription painkillers. It is an opioid medication that works by binding to the same receptors in the brain that opioids like heroin and prescription painkillers bind to, which can help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Methadone is often used in medication-assisted treatment programs, where it is combined with counseling and other support services to help individuals overcome opioid addiction.