DEALING WITH METHADONE ADDICTION
Methadone is a synthetic opioid that is prescribed to those who have moderate to severe pain. At times, it can be used to treat opioids addiction to help in minimizing the withdrawal symptoms. But using methadone to get high is abusing the medication and might lead to you getting dependency.
WHAT CAUSES METHADONE ADDICTION?
Methadone does not have the same euphoric effect as opioids since it is designed to do the opposite. Methadone is known to block pleasurable sensations. But when you use it for a long time, you will enjoy the seductive effects it has.
SIGNS THAT YOU ARE ADDICTED TO METHADONE
* USING MORE THAN REQUIRED
If you use methadone more than the doctor has prescribed you, either by increasing the dosage or the frequency, this is a sign you are addicted. Thus, you need to seek help as soon as possible to manage the condition.
* YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR MEDICATION A LOT
Another sign that you are addicted to taking Methadone is that you think about the medication a lot. When you find yourself watching the clock trying to find when your next dose might be then there is a reason to be concerned.
* YOU ARE NOT FEELING LIKE YOURSELF
Another sign you might be addicted to methadone is when after taking the medication for several weeks you do not feel like yourself. If you notice that you are not concerned about your personal hygiene or looks, it might be the effects of the drugs.
OVERCOMING METHADONE ADDICTION
Methadone addiction might be like any other opioid and you might have a hard time quitting. If that is the case, you should find a recovery center to assist you to overcome the addiction. They will also help you manage the withdrawal symptoms that you will get.
We have been helping people who are addicted to Methadone and other medications for a long time. We will also be willing to assist you. Get in touch with us today and work with professionals who are willing to help you fight addiction.
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