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Can someone become addicted to methadone?

It's possible to become addicted to methadone. This medication is in a class of drugs called opioids, which can be habit-forming. To reduce the risk of addiction, methadone should be taken exactly as a doctor instructs. Taking more medication than is prescribed could lead to addiction. A sign of addiction to methadone is unusual changes in behavior or mood.

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