Heroin addicts often go from being addicted to that drug to being addicted to Methadone, essentially just trading an addiction to an illegal drug for an addiction to a legal one. Addiction to Methadone takes many forms including having a doctor prescribe a higher dose than required, taking more than is recommended, taking methadone and other drugs together, and selling Methadone to buy heroin.
Methadone Withdrawal Symptoms
Common withdrawal side effects for Methadone include sneezing, runny nose, sweating, fever, dilated pupils, cramps, nausea, aches, tremors, and irritability.
Methadone is an opioid pain killer that is similar to morphine. It is commonly used to help with withdrawal symptoms for heroin addicts. Methadone blocks other opiates, prevents withdrawal symptoms, and reduces cravings for drugs such as heroin. Methadone is taking orally and is usually mixed with juice or water. Side effects of Methadone include shallow breathing, hallucinations, dizziness, lightheadedness, anxiety, insomnia, drowsiness, dry mouth, and decreased sex drive.
Drug Rehab Programs for Methadone Addiction.
Addiction to Methadone is common in recovering Heroin addicts. If you or someone in your family is dealing with Methadone addiction, Life Changes Addiction Recovery is here to assist. Life Changes Addiction Recovery is part network of drug rehab and alcohol rehab treatment centers across the country that provide treatment for Methadone addiction. We accept both private pay and many of the largest insurance plans including Blue Cross Blue Shield, AETNA, United Healthcare, Cigna, Humana, and United Behavioral Health.