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How Does Methadone Addiction Effect Mental Health?

Methadone is an opioid narcotic most commonly used to treat substance abuse, such as heroin. It was first developed in the 1930s when scientists searched for a pain reliever that would not be as addictive as morphine. Though methadone acts similarly to morphine and other prescription opioids, the slow onset of the drug means the person taking it doesn’t get the rush effect.

Side Effects of Methadone

Methadone does not produce the same euphoric rush as other opioids, like heroin, but it can still have negative psychological (mental and emotional) effects. Again, side effects vary from person to person and range from moderate to severe. These include:

  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Delusions
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Paranoia
  • Suicidal thoughts

An estimated 1 million Americans are addicted to heroin. About 120,000 people take Methadone to control their heroin addiction.

Considering the facts that methadone abuse can get aggravated by any other substance abuse or drugs or any other sort of addiction and most efficient treatment facilities for helping them to recover from the treatment.  There are some rehab centers in that help in the rehabilitation and among such institutes one such is “Serene Retreat”. It is located in Kualalumpur Malaysia with its branches across Malaysia and satellite offices abroad.

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