Methadone is from a class of drugs called opioids. Originally, it was used to relieve pain, but now, it is used to help curb your addiction to narcotic painkillers or heroin.
Methadone is similar to morphine and is available in the form of a powder, tablet, or liquid. Though Methadone is comparatively better than other drugs, it should only be taken in the prescribed amounts. Make sure that your healthcare practitioner is aware of your dosage as taking Methadone can lead to addiction and abuse.
Injecting Methadone illegally can also increase the risk of other diseases like HIV. Methadone works by reducing withdrawal symptoms in people who have an addiction to narcotic painkillers or heroin without stimulating the ‘high’ usually linked to drug addiction.
This method of curbing drug addiction is called pharmacotherapy and helps people who are dependent on drug use, reducing the risk of drug abuse.