Methadone is a synthetic narcotic which means it is man-made in a laboratory. It is used to help alleviate the adverse side effects that are associated with opioid dependence and withdrawal. Methadone is a popular choice among rehabilitation facilities to aide in the detoxification and treatment of opioid addiction. Methadone was created in Germany during World War II as a replacement for morphine during a shortage. It is now available in the United States but is only authorized for distribution to facilities that specialize in detoxification and maintenance treatment of opioid addiction and hospitals. Methadone is available in tablet, disc or liquid form and can be swallowed or injected. Frequent side effects of methadone use are sweating, itchy skin and sleepiness. Individuals who abuse methadone are at a risk of building a tolerance to the drug and becoming psychologically and physically dependent.
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