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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methadone

Methadone, sold under the brand name Dolophine, among others, is an opioid used to treat pain and as maintenance therapy or to help with tapering in people with opioid dependence. Detoxification using methadone can either be done relatively rapidly in less than a month or gradually over as long as six months. While a ...

www.drugs.com/methadone.html

Sep 5, 2017 ... Methadone is an opioid medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Methadone reduces withdrawal symptoms in people addicted to heroin or other narcotic drugs without causing the "high" associated with the drug addiction. Methadone is used as a pain reliever and as part of drug addiction ...

www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/methadone

Methadone is available as a tablet, liquid, or an injection. How It Works. Methadone works on parts of the brain and spinal cord to block the "high" caused by using opiates (such as heroin). It also helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms caused by opiate use. The action of methadone is similar to other synthetic ...

www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/treatment/methadone

Sep 28, 2015 ... Methadone has been used for decades to treat people who are addicted to heroin and narcotic pain medicines. When taken as prescribed, it is safe and effective. It allows people to recover from their addiction and to reclaim active and meaningful lives. For optimal results, patients should also participate in ...

americanaddictioncenters.org/methadone-addiction/clinic-facts

A methadone clinic is a place where a person who is addicted to opioid-based drugs, such as heroin or prescription painkillers, can receive medication-based therapy. Patients receive methadone, or the brand name version known as Dolophine, which is an opioid analgesic. This treatment is often referred to as ...

drugabuse.com/library/the-effects-of-methadone-use

Methadone is usually the drug of choice, partially thanks to its price and easy availability; however, the system is not without its inherent risks, and methadone abuse is common. While the drug does not produce a high in the same manner as heroin, it can be abused to cause the same effects as most opiates: sedation, ...

drugabuse.com/library/methadone-abuse

Methadone is a slow-acting opiate used in to treat heroin addiction or addiction to other powerful opiates. However, it can be abused on its own.

www.addictioncenter.com/opiates/methadone

Sep 12, 2017 ... Because methadone is used as a way to curb addiction and reduce cravings, it isn't as heavily regulated as other drugs. However, it is still a powerful opiate with potentially addictive qualities. People who start using methadone to overcome their heroin addiction are at a higher risk of abuse because they ...

www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00333

A synthetic opioid that is used as the hydrochloride. It is an opioid analgesic that is primarily a mu-opioid agonist. It has actions and uses similar to those of morphine. It also has a depressant action on the cough center and may be given to control intractable cough associated with terminal lung cancer. Methadone is also ...