Treating heroin addiciton- methadone

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1. What are some strengths of methadone?

  • It gets you high
  • Sops you from taking heroin and makes you want to take cocaine
  • Safer, breaks link with dealer and avoids diseases caused by needle sharing
  • It tastes nice, can be easliy administrated and stops you from seeing a dealer
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2. How many doses does an addict need a day?

  • 2
  • 8
  • 1
  • 6

3. How is methadone taken?

  • Sniffed
  • In a patch
  • Orally
  • Injected

4. What did Wodak find in 2005?

  • That drug treatment programmes are expensive
  • That methadone is 100% effective
  • That people were more likely to stay on treatment programmes than any other programmes
  • That methadone is useless

5. How does methadone work?

  • It is not associated to heroin
  • It reduces the effectiveness of heroin at the synapse
  • It replaces heroin at the synapse
  • It binds on to heroin at the synapse


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