Methadone is an opioid medication. Methadone decreases withdrawal symptoms for heroin addicts and is only available in pharmacies.

Effects of Methadone Usage

Side Effects:

People with severe asthma or breathing problems should not use this drug. 

  • Dizziness, drowsiness
  • Vomiting 
  • Increased sweating
  • May be habit forming 
  • Can slow or stop breathing 
  • May cause a heart rhythm disorder.

Methadone Statistics

  • An estimated 120,000 people take Methadone to control heroin addiction 
  • Methadone is linked to nearly a third of opioid-associated deaths 
  • Methadone generally stays in the system longer than heroin — up to 59 hours
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