Meth, Crystal Meth and Methadone Treatment - A Variety of Approaches

Whether it's crystal meth dependency or methadone treatment, addiction treatment centers employ a variety of pharmacological and behavioral approaches. A treatment regime can include any or all of the following: behavior therapy, counseling, medication, rehabilitation and case management. With so much to learn about addiction treatment, what are people most interested in when making online inquiries?

New ground-breaking addictions research gathers and analyzes online search behaviors. In this particular study, the phrases “methadone treatment”, “meth treatment” and “crystal meth treatment” have been grouped together in order to compare and contrast internet queries for all three. The comparisons garner some surprising results.

Meth Treatment Centers Do Not Top the List

Although the numbers are similar, searches for “meth treatment” (13,569 annual inquiries) are fewer than those for “methadone treatment” (15,732). The phrase “crystal meth” trails both with 8,868 yearly searches. Finding a facility is also a common quest, as “meth treatment centers” registers in fifth spot with 3,642 searches.

While the numbers are significant, it's somewhat surprising that the phrase “methadone treatment” was searched most often since statistics show that meth/crystal meth addiction is more common than methadone addiction. One possible reason for the query difference may be that those searching the phrase “methadone treatment” may be looking for either methadone addiction treatment or heroin/narcotic addiction treatment, which most often includes methadone as part of the treatment regime.

Methadone Treatment - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  17,000
methadone treatment    15732
meth treatment    13569
crystal meth    8868
crystal meth treatment    6668
meth treatment centers    3462
addiction treatment    3356
drug treatment    2091
methamphetamine addiction    1568
meth drug    1536
methamphetamine addiction treatment    1536
crystal meth drug    1533
crystal meth drug treatment    1533
methadone maintenance    1515
methadone maintenance treatment    1332
methamphetamine treatment    1198
methadone addiction    1160
methadone treatment centers    1156
methadone addiction treatment    1154
meth addiction    1152
treatment for methadone    1116
methadone detox    1107
american methadone treatment association    1099
treatment for methadone detox    1099
treatment for meth    954
treatment for meth addiction    558
meth addiction treatment    551
methadone drug treatment    548
methadone drug    548
heroin addiction    388
meth users    385
0 17,000

Meth and Crystal Meth Treatment

The prevalence of “methadone treatment” may also be due to the phrases “meth treatment” and “crystal meth treatment” dividing the search query results. Since meth and crystal meth are essentially the same drug (crystal meth referring to the crystalline, smokable form of meth), when their query numbers are combined, they overtake methadone treatment searches by 6,705 searches.

This is further evidenced in Graph 2, where “meth” and “crystal” combined were searched 5,215 times more frequently than “methadone”.

Methadone Treatment - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in methadone treatment searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 methadone treatment exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  42,000
treatment    40853
methadone    20912
meth    17258
crystal    8869
centers    4739
addiction    4539
methamphetamine    2938
drug    2331
pain    1769
chronic    1715
maintenance    1515
patients    1343
detox    1109
association    1099
american    1099
heroin    405
users    394
non    370
cancerous    365
as    332
treating    210
doctors    187
programs    153
effectiveness    151
overdose    150
emergency    147
cocaine    131
abuse    129
center    127
rehab    125
alcohol    123
inpatient    114
symptoms    113
minneapolis    110
free    92
california    89
clinics    86
side    81
san    80
indiana    77
diego    77
ky    74
successful    74
louisville    73
medicaid    59
counseling    56
texas    49
program    48
colorado    48
recovery    46
new    46
denver    43
louisiana    40
treat    37
recommendations    36
failures    36
adhd    30
hydrochloride    30
withdrawal    27
mexico    26
women    26
addicts    25
beaumont    24
albuquerque    24
florida    23
young    22
county    22
oregon    20
help    19
medical    19
brevard    18
stop    18
protocols    18
trials    18
how    16
home    15
georgia    15
tx    14
dallas    14
used    14
depression    13
obesity    12
clinic    12
medication    11
washington    11
chicago    11
ct    11
regulations    10
drugs    10
research    10
online    10
opiate    10
health    9
what    8
withdrawl    8
get    7
rate    7
failure    7
pharmacological    7
outpatient    7
clinical    7
vicodin    7
services    7
0 42,000

A Montreal Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center Sponsors Innovative Addictions Research

USDR, a drug and alcohol rehab facility near Montreal, Quebec, Canada sponsors this new innovative form of addictions research. The results are valuable in the enhancement and development of methadone treatment programs within the Center, as well as to further advance the field of drug and alcoholism treatment. For other interesting findings, view other pages on this website.

Methadone Treatment - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 108 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  400
treatment for meth users    384
treatment for heroin    344
treatment for heroin addiction    330
doctors treating methadone maintenance    182
effectiveness of methadone    151
crystal meth overdose    146
meth overdose    146
methadone treatment programs    140
drug rehab    123
treatment addiction    123
alcohol treatment    123
addiction crystal meth    123
rehab alcohol    123
treatment methadone    118
drug abuse    111
drug abuse treatment    111
crystal meth and symptoms    110
drug abuse treatment methadone    110
crystal meth addiction    98
crystal meth addiction treatment    97
methadone clinics    75
addiction treatment crystal meth    75
meth treatment center    74
louisville ky methadone treatment    73
free meth addiction treatment    73
methamphetamine addiction treatment successful    73
methadone addiction treatment medicaid    49
methadone treatment center    39
methamphetamine recovery    37
methamphetamine treatment recommendations    36
treatment meth addiction    36
meth treatment denver colorado    36
addiction treatment methamphetamine recovery    36
adhd methamphetamine hydrochloride treatment    30
methamphetamine hydrochloride    30
treatment for methamphetamine    28
methadone pain    26
methadone pain treatment    26
methadone treatment brevard county    18
methadone withdrawal    18
protocols treatment methamphetamine addiction    18
treatment with methadone    17
heroin addicts    14
methamphetamine abuse    14
treatment for heroin addicts    14
home treatment with methadone    12
methamphetamine obesity treatment    12
methadone treatment in oregon    12
treatment of methamphetamine    12
methadone withdrawal treatment    10
methadone treatment depression    10
methadone for pain    10
methadone treatment clinics    10
methadone for pain treatment    10
methamphetamine users    9
treatment for methamphetamine addiction    9
free meth treatment    8
methadone used    8
opiate addiction    8
treatment for opiate addiction    8
treatment for methamphetamine users    8
methadone treatment online    8
methadone treatment program    8
methadone treatment research    7
get methadone    7
methadone withdrawl    7
treatment drugs    7
new meth    7
new meth treatment    7
methadone treatment in ct    6
methadone treatment centers cartersville    6
florida methadone    6
methadone treatment clinic    6
methadone treatment failure rate    6
treatment for methadone withdrawl    6
side effects of methadone    6
riverside methadone treatment center    6
methamphetamine and treatment    6
0 400