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Can I drink wine or other alcohol when I'm on methadone?

You should not drink wine, beer or any other alcoholic beverage while you're taking methadone, which is used to treat pain and also to prevent withdrawal symptoms from addiction. Methadone is an opioid and can make you drowsy. Drinking alcohol can worsen this side effect, making it dangerous for you to drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. If you regularly drink alcohol, tell your doctor before taking methadone.

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