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How Is Liquid Methadone Abused?

Methadone is an opioid medication with a long half-life that can be used to treat opioid dependence and addiction to shorter-acting opioids, such as heroin, fentanyl, or prescription pain relievers...

What Is Methadone Tapering?

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports that in 2016 around 2.5 million adults in the United States struggled with addiction involving an opioid drug, such as a prescription painkiller (e.g.,...

Are There Alternatives to Methadone Treatment?

Methadone was created in Germany in 1939 as a less addictive alternative to morphine, although it wasn’t approved for use until 1947. The use of methadone as a painkiller spread...

How Long Does Methadone Stay in Your Body

A person who is questioning the duration of methadone’s activity in the body is likely to be currently taking this drug or planning on doing so. For this reason, it...

Methadone Abuse and Detox

Methadone, also known by the brand name Dolophine, is a synthetic opioid drug that is often used for withdrawal management from opioids, oftentimes meaning heroin. Opiate or opioid drugs are...

The Dangers of Methadone

Methadone has been used to treat heroin addiction since the 1960s. Since the early 2000s, it has been used as an alternative medication to treat chronic pain. Believed to be...

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