METHADONE

is an opioid drug which is used as a pain relief and as a substituted drug for heroin in cases where the patient may become addicted or during Methadone Maintenance Therapy. Methadone has a long effect and is quite effective when taken orally.

METHADONE: "Methadone is a drug used for its analgesic effects and has been used as a substitute drug for heroin in cases of addiction."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "METHADONE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/methadone/ (accessed December 12, 2019).
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