Methadone Being A Necessary Evil
As an opiate Methadone has been vastly underestimated despite its ability to be highly addictive with severe withdrawal symptoms.
It is the drug of choice when it comes to treatment of opiate addiction. Those looking for something to relieve pain that is between mild and severe have been getting prescribed Methadone as the drug of choice for the last 10 years or so.
For people with a more life-threatening dependency, Methadone has been considered as an important part of recovery, even though it has bad consequences if misused.
The effect which Methadone can leave on its users is often underestimated by most people.
Methadone Misuse Effects
Ingesting it through the mouth in tablet and pill form is how Methadone is usually taken. Methadone is illegally consumed by pulverizing and gulping the pills or injecting the medication directly into the blood stream. The use of injections hosts other risks of venous diseases as well as transmission of diseases with sharing of injections. If you are willing to begin your life back from a Methadone addiction but do not know where you can make a beginning you should be looking forward to letting Addiction Centre help you to make contact on 0800 772 3971 and talk to someone who can provide the assistance you need.
Feasible Effects Of Methadone
- Unfocused vision
- Muscular pains
- Nausea and sickness
- Physical discomfort
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Perceiving A Methadone Addiction
An addiction of Methadone can transform and help the individual who is happy for a depressed version of themselves who is dependent on others. One should realizing the very nature of Methadone habit that can help your loved one come back to his/her usual self.
Sudden changes of the behaviour which may seem dramatic, especially with the beginning or the increasing dosage of Methadone.
Look out for the following
- Heightened Tolerance -
- This may be manifested with an increased dosage required for the patient to feel the effects of the medication.
- Although this is not a dead giveaway of an addiction, it pays to investigate before it's too late.
- Withdrawal Indications -
- Severe withdrawal symptoms are common in habitual Methadone users when then stop using the drug.
- Symptoms can have psychological and physical effects.
- The Importance Of Methadone -
- Methadone addiction can be identified by the prioritizing of the drug over social and family responsibilities.
Withdrawing From Methadone
Methadone is an opium-based substitute used in place of heroin and other opioids during detox hence they share common withdrawal symptom. Sources have even indicated that the withdrawal symptoms from Methadone are worse than the problems faced when giving up heroin.
Other possible withdrawal symptoms
- Intense sadness
- Abdominal cramps
- Hot and cold flashes
- Excessive sweating
- Emptying the bowels becomes difficult
Surviving A Methadone Addiction
It can be a challenging task for you to give up the use of Methadone which you could earlier have used as and killer or a method to deal with a difficult addiction.