The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched this collaborative public awareness
campaign to deliver the message to consumers that methadone is a safe and effective
treatment for opioid addiction and pain management when taken as directed. The campaign
will educate consumers, healthcare professionals and clinics about how methadone's
complex pharmacology can have life-threatening interactions when taken with other
medications or not as prescribed.