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Methadone as a life saver or an legal drug just like heroin?
Do you think that Methadone,used in Methadone Maintenance Treatment is a MEDICINE that SAVES LIVES or You think think that it is just another synthetic drug - similar to heroin - that's used for taking huge money from taxing and pharmaceutic companies WHICH DOES NOTHING?
I think it has its purpose, since it's a morphine analogue and is better pain reliever. Besides, there are better anesthetics than methadone, but in some cases, methadone is necessary. Until pharmacist discover good substitute, we'll still use methadone.
I've seen it used to help people off heroin or other pain killers, but alternatively I've seen it used to provide them easy access to a new addiction.
What isn't though? This could be said equally for most pain medicines. Percocets, are they a good pain killer for people who are injured, yes. But if used way too much can become very addictive and damaging, yes.
Dust off, can it be a great way to clean out your keyboard or computer? yes. Can it also be used as an inhalant and get people high. Yes.
I mean it's not the drug or cause itself, it's the person using it. As a country we like to believe that more people are using methadone for good reasons than those who are using it for bad.
I do see it as an life saver, BUT also I see it as an long-lasting SYNTHETIC opiate more than 40 years old. There are bunch of new, much better medicines that could and are -in some countries used - for maintenance of heroin addicts like : L.A.A.M or levo-acetyl-alpha-methadone, H.A.T or heroin assisted treatment, slow-release morphine, hydromorphone sustain-release tablets or I.V hydromorphone that produces effect close or same as heroin. All of above have much,much less toxicity and the all produce better effect in a meaning of therapy based goals - like using mentioned ones, dose improve social lives of those who find methadone hard to deal with or failed on M.M.T.
As long as it is used in a safe environment, yes. They have took many measures to keep it off the street. Anyone that used methadone, you should check in on the suboxone program. It is much safer and probably cheaper in most cases. Methadone harms you more then suboxone would.
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