Articles on Methadone

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.

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