Many people use methadone with the term "Methadone Maintenance Treatment" interchangeably. This is not correct. Methadone is a pharmaceutical agent with several uses including pain control. On the other hand, Methadone maintenance treatment or MMT is a long-term program for those patients who have addiction/dependence to the opioid class of drugs such as oxycodone (OxyContin® or Percocet®), fentanyl, hydromorphone (Dilaudid®), heroin, morphine, codeine, etc. MMT usually integrates non-pharmacological modes such as counseling, social work, and family therapy.
For more information on MMT, you can visit this section: Methadone maintenance treatment.