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Who should take methadone?

People who are addicted to heroin or other narcotic drugs (opiates) and want to quit, may benefit from methadone. Methadone helps treat the withdrawal symptoms of these drugs but does not provide the same feeling of euphoria. People taking methadone for addiction must take part in a government-approved addiction treatment plan. This drug is also used to treat severe pain when non-narcotic drugs do not have an effect. Methadone is addictive and should not be used for mild pain.

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