Methadone addiction pill Methadone is an synthetic opioid recommended for direct to serious aches. Methadone is ordinarily used to treat sedative addictions, particularly dependence on heroin.
As an opioid Methadone is an addictive prescription drug utilized to lessen the cravings for other opium-based and more commonly abused drugs.
Because it is easy to get addicted to Methadone, even though using it is lawful, it has been classified as a Schedule II substance by the government of America. The commonly abused morphine and hydrocodone are also few of the schedule 2 drugs.
It targets the same areas of the brain as other opiates hence easing withdrawal.
It is more readily available than other drugs because it is designed to cure drug dependence. This does not mean it is not easy to form a dependency, as it is very potent opiate. Since the substance is manufactured to the reverse the efficacy of opiates, they do not induce the same feelings of extreme happiness and excitement that are normally associated with other opiates, like heroin and morphine. However many people depend on Methadone illicitly looking for a high.
Users of Methadone who do so without a prescription or with a dosage that is in excess of the prescription it is considered as an abuse.
Patients recovering from other opioid abuse are more likely to develop the Methadone addiction as a substitute drug.
Methadone use often starts in good faith, to curb an addiction to other opiates. This is just an expected side-effect as any opium-based medical prescription.
A user could become addicted to Methadone as it soothes the user's pain. With tolerance being established, the need to take more and more of the drugs become imperative.
Drugs And Methadone
Methadone develop negative interactions with other substances like alcohol being a depressant. A number of people who are struggling with Methadone addiction also fall within the category of alcoholics. This is a combination which can be called potentially deadly because the two have the capability of causing dangerously low hypotension and respiratory depression.
Recommendations are never made that Methadone should be used with other substances, including herbal remedies and in particular, St. John's wort. Contact us to help an addict near you.
Poison deaths due to Methadone are alarmingly increasing and the statistics show an increase from 790 to 5,420 between 1999 and 2006 (thought to be connected to the medication's high dose usage as a pain management drug).
In 2008 alone, 750,000 Methadone proscriptions were prescribed for pain management.
There was spike from 28,235 to 36,265 when it came to individuals who were seeking medical care for opiate addiction, which included Methadone, between 2000 and 2001.
Methadone is a main culprit in 33% pain management related over sedative deaths.
Overcoming A Methadone Addiction
Methadone is no different than any other opiate, and it can be rather challenging to quit. It does not create severe addictions like highly addictive heroin, still it causes huge withdrawal manifestations and thus its difficult to overcome all alone. Contact us on 0800 772 3971 for help overcoming your addiction.