What is Methadone?
Methadone is a synthetic narcotic drug that has almost the same effect as heroin. However, methadone causes no rush. Moreover, the effects last longer. Methadone can be prescribed as a medical substitute for heroin. The drug is generally pure and not adulterated with other substances. It basically reduces the withdrawal symptoms of heroin.
Methadone causes a very severe physical dependence and a user can build up a tolerance towards the drug.
How long does the effects of methadone last?
The effects of methadone and can act quickly and up to 36 hours.
Effects of methadone use
The effects of methadone use can be equal to that of heroin. A user runs less risk of diseases and infections as a result of dirty needles, such as HIV. Other common effects of methadone use are:
- Nausea, vomiting and sweating.
- Constipation and impotence.
- More severe withdrawal symptoms due to its longer half-life of methadone (the effects of methadone last much longer and remain longer in the body).
Rehabilitation is based on a complete change in lifestyle. Methadone contradicts this belief and may not be the best way to treat an opiate addiction. Substituting one drug with another isn’t the best solution.
The Houghton House drug rehabilitation treatment centres are based in South Africa. The treatment services that form the group specialise in general substance addiction cases and have been helping patients to stop their addictions for the past 15 years.
The very high success statistics and treatment facilities have brought people into this centre from all around the world.