Articles on Methadone

Things to Know About Oxycodone Abuse

Just because opioid painkillers such as oxycodone are prescribed by doctors, doesn’t mean that they are safe to use recreationally. Learn about the many risks associated with oxycodone abuse.

How Methadone Works in the Brain

Learn all about how methadone works in the brain, what side effects are commonly experienced, and the potential for drug tolerance and withdrawal during treatment.

How Does Heroin Addiction Start?

No one simply wakes up one day and decides they want to become addicted to heroin. Drug addiction happens over time and often stems from childhood circumstances.

What Is a Lethal Dose of Methadone?

Learn about the common methadone dosage amounts, what is meant by a lethal dose, how an overdose can occur, and the signs and symptoms of an overdose.

How to Help a Methadone Addict

You can help someone you care about seek methadone addiction treatment by taking the following steps, and by reaching out to a treatment specialist for further advice.

How Our Helpline Works

For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the helpline is a private and convenient solution.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC).

We are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options. Our representatives work solely for AAC and will discuss whether an AAC facility may be an option for you. Our helpline is offered at no cost to you and with no obligation to enter into treatment. Neither nor AAC receives any commission or other fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a visitor may ultimately choose.

For more information on AAC’s commitment to ethical marketing and treatment practices, or to learn more about how to select a treatment provider, visit our About AAC page. If you wish to explore additional treatment options or connect with a specific rehab center, you can browse top-rated listings or visit SAMHSA.

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