Methadone

What is it?

About Methadone

Methadone is a synthetic narcotic and it is also called "chocolate chip cookies","Fizzies", or "Wafer".

Drug Classification

  • Stimulant
  • Schedule 2 drug
  • it is prescribed for medical use(swallowed, injected, or snorted)

What it does to you

  • physical effects
  • sweating,Drowsiness, or itchy skin
  • If going through withdraw you may experience anxiety, muscle tremor, and abdominal pain

What it does to you (Continued)

  • Psychological effects
  • Psychological dependence
  • anxiety

How it gets here and what is the cost

  • Methadone is made in the U.S
  • You can also buy it online from India
  • Outpatient medical programs cost 17.78 daily

Treatment options

  • Methadone is used to treat heroin addicts
  • there are two other drugs that can be interchanged with methadone
  • Bupernorphine
  • LAAM

Addiction

  • not high potential for addiction
  • high physical dependence
  • less withdraw symptoms than heroin
  • addicted and less physical symptoms

Recent legislation

  • federal law
  • can not go over 30 milligrams a day
  • give in liquid form to reduce the potential for abuse

Prevalence of use: US, MD, Harford

US- used very commonly in the united states for the treatment of addiction

MD- In Maryland there are 61 methadone center

Harford- there are now prisons that are treating hundreds of addicts

Work Cited

Fact Sheet. Boston, MA: Dept., 1988. DEA Facts Sheet. Web.

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"Some Correctional Facilities Treating Addicts with Medication." Baltimoresun.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2015.

"Treatment Services." 61 Methadone Maintenance Programs in Maryland. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2015

"42 CFR 8.12 - Federal Opioid Treatment Standards." 42 CFR 8.12. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 May 2015.