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Can I get high on methadone?

Howard J. Shaffer, PhD
Addiction Medicine
When taken at appropriate doses, methadone (the best-known and most frequently used medication for treating opioid dependence) does not produce a high. However, if you take a dose that exceeds your tolerance level, it can cause intoxication that ranges from a mild to severe. As a result, methadone has street value and the potential for misuse.

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