What Is Methadone?
Methadone is an analgesic compound that is most commonly used to treat heroin or opiate addiction. In addition, the drug may be prescribed for pain relief. Patients prescribed methadone for opiate addiction are considered to be in “methadone maintenance.” Patients in methadone maintenance are drug tested commonly to ensure they are (1) taking their methadone and (2) not taking heroin/opiates or other drugs.
Methadone blocks the euphoric effects of heroin, reduces craving and suppresses withdrawal effects for more than 24 hours. Methadone is sometimes diverted from its legitimate use, sold on the illegal market, and used as a drug of abuse.
There are many similar drugs in this collective group called methadones. These psychostimulants stimulate the central nervous system. Some of the common brand names that can cause you to test positive for methadone are Benzedrine, Dexedrine, Adderall and Provigil which are prescribed for conditions like extreme obesity and narcolepsy (excessive daytime sleepiness). Other methadone based drugs are Ritalin, Methylin, and Concerta which are widely prescribed for ADHD, especially among children.
In methadone abuse the drugs are often stolen, traded or sold by young people or doctor shopped by adults. The drugs can be come addictive. They are taken to increase energy, alertness, and stamina and in higher doses, to induce euphoria.
The following will provide all the information you will require for passing methadone testing. Plan your strategy and then follow the plan. If you want to pass methadone testing you must trust the science and not the rumors and urban legends you might hear.
Drug Detection Times For Methadone
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