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The withdrawal symptoms that are typically associated with Methadone are much more severe than those of morphine, taken at equivalent doses, and are significantly more prolonged.
Methadone is a substance that is commonly used to detoxify heroin addicts; most heroin addicts who detox, using Methadone or any other method, have an extremely high chance of eventually returning to heroin use.
The elderly are reported to be the largest group of individuals that are known to be at risk for prescription drug abuse, in which they intentionally take medications that are not medically necessary.
Opiates such as methadone are drugs that depress the nervous system; these types of drugs are known to slow down body functioning and reduce physical and psychological pain.
In 2001, an estimated 8.1 million (3.6 percent) of Americans aged 12 or older had tried "Ecstasy" at least once in their lifetime. This is more than the estimated 6.5 million (2.9 percent) lifetime users in 2000. The number of current users in 2001 was estimated to be 786,000 (0.3 percent). The 2000 NHSDA was not designed to report past month or past year use of Ecstasy.
Those individuals who have experienced many years of heavy drug addiction or alcoholism may have a more difficult time when it comes to ending their deeply rooted addiction patterns. Most of the difficulty will more than likely be due to the fact that their lifestyle has consisted of drug or alcohol use for so long that it may be difficult to even fathom living sober. This type of individual would greatly benefit from making a commitment to a long term residential drug addiction treatment program.