Treating heroin addiciton- methadone

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1. Where is methadone usually taken?

  • With another drug dealer
  • Always at the pharmacy
  • Normally under supervision at a pharmacy and then the addict is allowed to take the methadone home when trusted
  • Always at home
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2. When can addicts detoxify?

  • When they are no longer being dealt heroin
  • Anytime they want
  • When they are stable
  • Never

3. What are some strengths of methadone?

  • It gets you high
  • 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
  • Sops you from taking heroin and makes you want to take cocaine

4. Why is there political opposition to methadone programmes?

  • Because it might not work
  • Because of the many weaknesses of methadone programmes
  • Because of the withdrawal symptoms the addict will experience after
  • Because of too much government funding

5. Can you overdose on methadone?

  • Sometimes, depending on your luck
  • No- only when taken with other drugs
  • It is impossible to overdose on methadone
  • Easily which is why it is really dangerous

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