It is an analgesic. It is mostly used to cure a dependency on heroin and other opioids.
Methadone is habit-forming, even though it is usually used to minimize the desire to use opiates.
Because it is easy to get addicted to Methadone, even though using it is lawful, it has been classified as a Schedule II substance by the government of America. Other Schedule II drugs incorporate hydrocodone and morphine.
It targets the same areas of the brain as other opiates hence easing withdrawal.
Misuse Of Methadone
Methadone is not regulated as heavily as some other varieties because it is being utilized as a method to curb addiction and to reduce cravings. However, it also has the potential of being a potent opiate which has addictive qualities. Methadone shares the same pain-blocking effects with its co-opioids the heroin and morphine only at a lesser intensity. Addicts that are looking to get high still use Methadone in spite of this fact.
It should be used only as prescribed no more no less.
Those who have a prior problem with opiates, like heroin, are at an increased risk of forming a Methadone dependency when they start taking it to treat their dependency.
Dependency On Methadone
Methadone addiction is often overlooked and swept under the rug by the treatment physicians due to its valuable use in managing withdrawals. However, just as with any opiate addiction is a side effect which is quite common.
Its ability to relieve pain is a major factor that leads many people to become dependent. They start taking the substance in increased quantities because the efficacy starts to diminish over time.
Methadone And Other Substances
Negative interactions are common with other drugs because Methadone is classified as a depressant and is also similar to alcohol, which has the same designation. It is a notable fact that alcoholism and Methadone use go together. This is a lethal dual as the body's vital signs may be slowed down below the normal range.
The use of Methadone with other herb or drugs is highly prohibited by doctors. Contact us to help an addict near you.
Poison deaths due to Methadone are alarmingly increasing and the statistics show an increase from 790 to 5,420 between 1999 and 2006 (thought to be connected to the medication's high dose usage as a pain management drug).
More than seven hundred thousand prescriptions of Methadone for pain relief were written in 2008.
People treated for opiate abuse increased from 28,235 to 36,265 in 2000-2001.
It makes a little over 30% as a cause of death due to overdose.
Overcoming A Methadone Addiction
Quitting Methadone can be a very hard thing to do, as it is the case with any other opiate. Despite its being less potent compared to heroin and morphine, it still poses hard to beat withdrawal symptoms once hooked to it. We will help you beat your Methadone dependency when you contact us today on 0800 772 3971.