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Opiate and heroin recovery

With You Always. Our goal is to promote a gentle approach to your recovery through thorough monitoring.

Opiate and heroin recovery

With You Always. Our goal is to promote a gentle approach to your recovery through thorough monitoring.

Opiate and heroin recovery

With You Always. Our goal is to promote a gentle approach to your recovery through thorough monitoring.

Opiate and heroin recovery

With You Always. Our goal is to promote a gentle approach to your recovery through thorough monitoring.

Opiate and heroin recovery

With You Always. Our goal is to promote a gentle approach to your recovery through thorough monitoring.

Opiate and heroin recovery

With You Always. Our goal is to promote a gentle approach to your recovery through thorough monitoring.

Opiate and heroin recovery
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Methadone

Overview

Methadone is a synthetic (man-made) narcotic.

What are the street names?

Amidone, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Fizzies, Maria, Pastora, Salvia, Street Methadone, Wafer

What does this drug look like?

Methadone is available as a tablet, disc, oral solution, or injectable liquid. Tablets are available in 5 mg and 10 mg formulations. As of January 1, 2008, manufacturers of methadone hydrochloride tablets 40 mg (dispersible) have voluntarily agreed to restrict distribution of this formulation to only those facilities authorized for detoxification and maintenance treatment of opioid addiction, and hospitals. Manufacturers will instruct their wholesale distributors to discontinue supplying this formulation to any facility not meeting the above criteria.

How is this drug abused?

Methodone can be swallowed or injected.

How does this drug effect the mind?

Abuse of methadone can lead to psychological dependence.

How does this drug affect the body?

When an individual uses methadone, he/she may experience physical symptoms like sweating, itchy skin, or sleepiness. Individuals who abuse methadone risk becoming tolerant of and physically dependent on the drug. When use is stopped, individuals may experience withdrawal symptoms including: anxiety, muscle tremors, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps.

What drugs cause similar affects?

Although chemically unlike morphine or heroin, methadone produces many of the same effects.

What are the overdose effects?

The effects of a methadone overdose are: slow and shallow breathing, blue fingernails and lips, stomach spasms, clammy skin, convulsions, weak pulse, coma, and possible death.

What is the legal status in the United States?

Methadone is a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Substances Act. While it may legally be used under a doctor’s supervision, its non-medical use is illegal.

What are the common places of origin?

German scientists synthesized methadone during World War II because of a shortage of morphine. Methadone was introduced into the United States in 1947 as an analgesic (Dolophinel).

(SOURCE: DEA www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com)