What Is Methadose aka Methadone?

Learn about methadose, also known as methadone, from Dr. Paul Hokemeyer in this Howcast video.

Transcript

Methadose and methadone are two words for the same thing. Methodone, we know as a treatment protocol for people who are suffering from opiate addictions, typically heroin addiction. And it's a medically-prescribed regimen where people go to a doctor and they take methadone to deal with their withdrawal symptoms that they have from coming down from their heroin addiction. So it's important that it's medically monitored, medically prescribed. And then in addition to the methadone treatment plan a person should be in therapy as well. One of the issues with the methadone is that you are using a drug to key to solve a drug addiction problem. And people who have addictive personalities will abuse that and will tend to abuse their methadone. Methadone is supposedly, the intent of methadone is to deal with the withdrawal symptoms. And people say that you can't get high from it. But other people say that you can get high from it and do. And so again it's people who have an addictive personality who will tend to abuse substances. So it's very important that if you are in a methadone treatment program that you stick with the regimen, that you have other therapy that you are involved with, and that you have a program of recovery where you plan on getting off the methadone after a period of time.

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