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Why is methadone addictive?

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Asked: 2018-03-08 04:25:39
Heroin is hard enough to get off of why would the dr put my dad on methadone? isn’t it addictive to? Why is it addictive?


Answered: 2018-03-08 06:18:22

Methadone is like any other prescription drug, if taken in a manor other than intended, you can become addicted.


Answered: 2018-03-09 02:15:57

Methadone alters the body’s perception of pain, and also lessens the symptoms of opiate withdrawal. If taken to get high it becomes addictive.


Answered: 2023-02-17 04:56:54

Why are we still treating opioid use disorder with other opiates!? And ones that can be addicting! Now that heroin is always laced with fentanyl methadone doesnt even do a good job of treating withdrawls because fentanyl is so much stronger of an opiate, so really what's the point. Or why dont we just use it to help detox patients but then detox them off methadone/suboxone instead of prescribing it for years or a lifetime!? My methadone clinic doesnt even encourage people to get off the crap. So it really is trading one habit for another. You still need it daily or you get sick you still can't go on vacation or live your life because you are attached to a clinic it's crazy and they dont help. Mine also never has enough counselors so I receive little to no actual treatment.

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