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Can taking methadone be habit forming?

Taking methadone can be habit forming, which means that you feel the need to take more of it than you should. Methadone is an opioid that's used to treat pain or to prevent withdrawal symptoms in people who have stopped taking narcotic drugs. It is very important that you take this drug exactly as your doctor tells you to. If you find yourself wanting to take more methadone than your prescription calls for, let your doctor know right away.

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