The War on Drugs: Treating Addiction as a Disease, Not a Crime

By Jim Woods The war on drugs has been raging for more than four decades with no clear end in sight.1 Despite the best efforts of law enforcement, the US opioid epidemic continues. The statistics are … [Read more...]

The Difference Between Methadone and Other Painkillers

Methadone is a long-lasting synthetic opioid that purposely lacks the chemicals to produce the euphoric high associated with other narcotic drugs like heroin, hydrocodone and oxycodone. German scientists … [Read more...]

Can Methadone Interact with My Anti-Depressant?

Methadone is an opioid (narcotic) analgesic (painkiller) that many people use to treat heroin or opiate addiction. It has a very long half-life, which means that it stays in an individual's system for … [Read more...]

Dangers of Combining Methadone and Tranquilizers

Methadone is a prescription drug that relieves moderate to severe pain. As an opiate painkiller, it treats pain by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to sensation. People who use this … [Read more...]

Methadone Abuse and Drug Interactions

As a Schedule II drug, methadone is available only with a prescription. However, there is potential for abuse as it is addictive. This synthetic narcotic relieves moderate to severe pain and eases opiate … [Read more...]