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What is methadone and how does it work?

Methadone is used to treat opiate addiction and to relieve withdrawal symptoms. It is not used to treat addictions to substances like alcohol, marijuana or cocaine. Methadone reduces the drug cravings and harsh withdrawal symptoms. Methadone’s effects last between 24 and 36 hours.

Does methadone make you high?

When administered at a proper dose by a licensed professional, methadone will not make you high.

What is buprenorphine?

Buprenorphine, commonly known as Subutex® or Suboxone®, offers a more flexible form of medication-assisted treatment. Unlike methadone, buprenorphine has a ceiling effect, which prevents people from misusing it since it doesn’t allow people to feel any euphoric effects.

Suboxone® is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone (also known as Narcan®). Naloxone is used to counter the effects of an opiate overdose as well prevent euphoric feelings associated with opiate use.

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Buprenorphine Treatment for Addiction in Vermont

January 3, 2017

Buprenorphine treatment is an effective method for overcoming opioid addiction because it manages the body’s withdrawal from opioids yet suppresses...

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Methadone Treatment for Addiction in San Francisco

January 11, 2017

Methadone treatment is a proven method for overcoming opioid addiction. The use of methadone as a means of treating addiction to...

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