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methadone use

Is methadone safe?

Is methadone safe?

June 5th, 2016

Yes, methadone is generally a safe long-acting opioid medication. More on methadone safety and efficiency in addiction treatment here.

4 Is methadone an effective treatment for heroin addiction? YES!

Is methadone an effective treatment for heroin addiction? YES!

March 9th, 2016

What is methadone and does it work as a treatment for opioid addiction? Methadone helps treat opioid addiction and keeps addicts off of heroin. Why is it not being used more widely? Derek Simon, Ph.D. helps us explore this issue here.

6 Does methadone help with opiate addiction?

Does methadone help with opiate addiction?

January 10th, 2016

Methadone use for addiction is a controversial issue. More on how methadone work on a physical level in the brain, with a section for your questions at the end.

1 How is methadone supplied?

How is methadone supplied?

December 24th, 2015

Methadone can be prescribed for pain by a licensed physician in the U.S. However, when methadone is used as an opiate/opioid substitution therapy, practitioners are required to be registered with the DEA as a Narcotic Treatment Program (NTP). More on the legal distribution of methadone here, with a section for your questions at the end.

33 How is methadone prescribed?

How is methadone prescribed?

June 5th, 2015

Methadone is prescribed through a medical doctor for pain. But when prescribed for people who are coping with drug addiction, there are many regulations for its prescription. More on methadone prescriptions here.

33 Does methadone help with opiate withdrawal

Does methadone help with opiate withdrawal

May 30th, 2015

Yes, methadone lessens the symptoms of opiate withdrawal blocks the effects of opiate drugs. More on how methadone can help with withdrawal here.

20 The real dangers of methadone

The real dangers of methadone

March 2nd, 2015

Tolerance to and dependence on methadone can develop with chronic or indefinite use. What are some of the other dangers of long term methadone use? We review here.

5 What is methadone used for?

What is methadone used for?

May 1st, 2014

Methadone is used to treat individuals who suffer from addiction on heroin and narcotic pain medicines or as a pain reliever. More on its legal, illegal, and problematic uses here.

189 How long does methadone last?

How long does methadone last?

April 11th, 2014

How long does it take before methadone wears off? Generally, after a single oral dose effects can last from 6 to 8 hours, depending on patterns of use. More on duration of methadone effects here.

10 Do Suboxone and methadone really work to treat addiction?

Do Suboxone and methadone really work to treat addiction?

July 18th, 2013

Do methadone and Suboxone work as a long-term solution for opiate addiction? Or do they do more harm than good? More on how methadone and Suboxone (buprenorphine) DO NOT treat the root of the opiate addiction epidemic here.

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