Methadone

What is Methadone?
 
Methadone is a narcotic analgesic prescribed for the management of moderate to severe pain and for the treatment of Morphine dependence (heroin, Vicodin, Percocet, Morphine).  The pharmacology of Oral Methadone is very different from IV Methadone. 
Oral Methadone is partially stored in the liver for later use.  IV Methadone acts mote like heroin.  In most states you must go to a pain clinic or a Methadone maintenance clinic to be prescribed Methadone.  Methadone is a long acting pain reliever producing
effects that last from twelve to forty-eight hours.  Ideally, Methadone frees the client from the pressures of obtaining illegal heroin, from the dangers of injection, and from the emotional roller coaster that most opiates produce.  Methadone, if taken for the
long periods and at large doses, can lead to a very long withdrawal period.  The withdrawals from Methadone are more prolonged and troublesome than those provoked by heroin cessation, yet the substitution and phased removal of methadone is an
acceptable method of detoxification for patients and therapists.
 
- 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 detoxification and maintenance programs
 
- It is available only from a certified pharmacy
 
 
Brands of Methadone:
 
​- Dolophine
- Methadose
- Methadose Sugar-Free
- Diskets
 
 
Street Names:
 
​- Methadose
- Dollies
- Dolls
- Done
- Meth
- Phy
- Junk
- Metho
 
 
Detection Periods: 
 
Urine = 6-12 Days​
 
​Blood = 24 Hours
 
Saliva = 1-10 Days
 
Hair = Up to 90 Days
 
 
Signs of an Overdose Include:
 
 
- Cold, clammy skin
- Confusion
- Severe nervousness or restlessness
- Severe dizziness, drowsiness, or weakness
- Slow breathing
- Seizures