Methadone for Drug Abuse
Why It Is Used
Methadone is commonly used to treat addiction to opiates (such as heroin). Taken once a day, methadone eases opiate withdrawal for 24 to 36 hours, decreasing the chance of relapse.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: July 20, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction