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METHADONE

EFFECTS ON MIND

Impaired Judgment

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EFFECTS ON BODY

Nausea
- Vomiting
- Sweating
- Constricted Pupils
- Constipation
- Increased Pain
- Slowed Breathing
- Respiratory Problems
- Higher risk of Sexual Dysfunction

 

WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS

- Chills
- Fever
- Anxiety
- Muscle Aches or Pains
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Sweating
- Rapid Heartbeat
- Stomach Cramps
- Irritability
- Paranoia
- Diarrhea
- Insomnia
- Hallucinations
- Depression


OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS

- Slow and Shallow Breathing
- Blue fingernails and lips
- Stomach Spasms
- Clammy Skin
- Convulsions
- Weak Pulse
- Coma
- Death

 

WHAT TO DO FOR SOMEONE OVERDOSING

- Call for immediate medical assistance
- Stay with them until help arrives

 

LEGALITY

- Methadone is a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Substances Act.  While it may legally be used under a doctor’s supervision, its non-medical use is illegal.