Methadone and Suboxone: Addiction for Life

Methadone and Suboxone: Addiction for Life

Heroin addiction has become an epidemic in recent years, with its use found amongst every demographic throughout the nation. Drug treatment facilities are full of people seeking solace from the nightmare of their heroin addiction. Anything that can help end the suffering of this dangerous addiction is often welcomed, with methadone and suboxone prescribed readily to countless heroin addicts every day. While these drugs undoubtedly help curb heroin addiction and have helped many people escape the grips of heroin use, they do little but replace one addiction with another. Methadone (which has been called the “replacement heroin”) and suboxone both hold tremendous potential for addiction, with many former heroin addicts remaining subject to them for the rest of their lives. Methadone Methadone has long been considered the “standard” treatment for heroin addiction. And although it does stop one from using heroin, it happens to do quite a bit of damage on its own. One addicted that used methadone for their heroin addiction described this “standard treatment” as “lightly hosing a fire with gasoline.” Methadone literally replaces heroin addiction with another similar drug. The difference is one is legal. And it is given out readily to people looking for an escape. Methadone isn’t safe and it’s shown to be extremely addictive. The side effects methadone contains are very similar to those of heroin and high doses of the drug can prove to be fatal. For those looking to kick their methadone habit and truly beat addiction, they can expect their withdrawal symptoms to be pretty much on par with those they experienced when withdrawing from heroin. Withdrawal symptoms of methadone...
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