About Methadone


There are many fine sites on the internet that explain what methadone is, what it does, the drug's history and what it's used for. Methadone is a synthetic narcotic that is used primarily as a treatment for heroin and other opiate addiction, and has seen a resurgence in its use as a painkiller, primarily because it's cheap. As a treatment for opiate abuse, it has become known as "the gold standard" -- nothing keeps addicts away from street drugs better than methadone. Methadone is primarily given in a clinic setting, although there are a a few practices in bigger cities where long term, stable methadone patients can receive the drug in an office setting, under a physician's supervision.

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Submitted by: Grey Atkings
Submitted on: 2-May-2012