When it comes to Methadone, its habit-forming ability and extremely unpleasant withdrawal side effects are greatly underemphasized.
When someone has a desire to use opiates, like heroin, that is when Methadone is used, as it helps manage them. It is also a very effective analgesic that has gained popularity over the last 10 years.
Methadone is considered as a necessary evil, especially for drug addicts that are looking forward to overcoming an addiction which is even more dangerous.
Individuals do not give much thought in to the impacts of Methadone on its patients.
Methadone Misuse Effects
Methadone as a pain reliever are usually in the form of tablet or pills that are taken orally by the patient. Methadone is illegally consumed by pulverizing and gulping the pills or injecting the medication directly into the blood stream. The use of injections hosts other risks of venous diseases as well as transmission of diseases with sharing of injections. If you are willing to begin your life back from a Methadone addiction but do not know where you can make a beginning you should be looking forward to letting Addiction Centre help you to make contact on 0800 772 3971 and talk to someone who can provide the assistance you need.
An addiction of Methadone can transform and help the individual who is happy for a depressed version of themselves who is dependent on others. You can assist them in getting their life back in order when you know the indicators of Methadone abuse.
Note drastic behaviour alterations with use of the drug.
Look out for the following:
Heightened Tolerance -
This may be manifested with an increased dosage required for the patient to feel the effects of the medication.
One can consider this as a primary sign, however you should look for other tell tale signals as you cannot completely rely on this sign.
Existence Of Withdrawal Symptoms -
When an addict quits using Methadone, they experience undesirable side effects.
Symptoms can range from depression, cramps and insomnia.
Prioritising Methadone -
If Methadone becomes their priority over family and social responsibilities, they may suffer a drug dependence.
Stopping Methadone Use
Methadone is a drug that is often used to help addicts of heroin overcome the effects of the consequent withdrawal symptoms which are similar to that of Methadone. Methadone withdrawal can be just as bad if not worse from withdrawal from Heroin.
Potential symptoms of withdrawal
Hot or cold chills
Abnormal bowel movements
How To Beat A Methadone Dependency
It is no easy task to break an addiction to Methadone no matter how the addiction began.