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How often do you have to use methadone to get addicted to it?

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Asked: 2018-12-27 19:20:14



Answered: 2019-01-02 23:36:03

Star Knox, this is a hard question, so methadone is actually an opiate based substance but it is highly regulated and in a rehab setting or methadone clinic there is so much involved in this process. So with Methadone, as compared to Suboxone, it is considered a long term program as first they start you off with an extremely low dosage, then they get you a manageable level were you can function but not get high, then when you are ready to get off of it; it is a month process of tapering to the lowest to most non-existent dosage. So to answer your question i would say 6 months to a year and a half. That is on the safest side. It really depends on your heroin use and whether you need pain management after your addiction. Contact a methadone clinic for a little bit more info but if you are looking for something that is not long term, consider Suboxone. Yah, it is a little bit more money but if time is your concern do some research on both Suboxone and methadone; ask questions, and see what is best for you..


Answered: 2019-01-21 15:03:29

Because methadone is an opioid, similar to oxycodone and/or heroin - an individual can become addicted at any time.

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