Methadone can be a dangerous drug in part because it is used to manage the symptoms of withdrawal from other narcotic addictions. As a result, an addiction to methadone can quickly replace your prior addiction. Further, since methadone is an opioid, it is a narcotic and highly-addictive substance on its own with many adverse and potentially harmful side effects.
Methadone is a prescription drug and painkiller, and its prescription nature and low-price often make it easier for individuals to access the drug and become dependent. The drug’s availability coupled with its powerful narcotic effects — euphoria, sedation and warmth — also make it highly susceptible to misuse and addiction.
While the drug does not replicate the high associated with other forms of narcotic drugs, users will often want to repeat the effects of methadone. This makes detox from methadone followed immediately by comprehensive therapy and individualized rehab necessary for individuals to break the cycle of dependency and addiction. Bayview Recovery can supervise your detox and ensure you have everything you need to recover from methadone use.