Methadone Fast Facts – What You Need To Know.
What is methadone?
Methadone is a synthetic ( man made) narcotic. It is used legally to treat addiction to narcotics and to relieve severe pain. Sever pain often in individuals who have cancer or terminal illness. Methadone has been legally available since 1947 and used in often for treatment of narcotic addiction and to releive chronic pain Methadone is a long acting opioid medication used to treat heroin and opioid addiction.
What does methadone do?
It helps normalize your body’s neruological and hormonal function that have been impaired by the use of herioin or misuse of other short acting opioids. Methadone reduces cravings, prevents withdrawal, and blocks the effect of other opioids.
What does methadone look like?
Methadone is available as a tablet oral solution.
How is methadone used?
Some methadone tablets are designed to be swallowed intact, while others are intended to be dissolved first in liquid. Methadone is also available in a ready to drink solution, or as a concentrate which must be mixed with water or fruit juice.
Who abuses methadone
It is difficult to gauge the extent of methadone abuse since most data sources combine methadone with other narcotics. Information from the treatment episode data set does reveal a major increase. The treatment admission rate for opiates other than heroin was 59 percent lower in 2005 than in 2015.
What are the risks
Individuals who abuse methadone risk becoming tolerant of and physically dependent on the drug. When individuals stop using the drug they may experience withdrawl symptoms.
Methadone doesnt produce the same euphoric rush as other drugs, often resulting in much larger and dangerous quantities being consumed.
Street terms for methadone
Amidone, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Fizzies, Wafer.