Methadone/Meth is a synthetic (man-made) narcotic.
Methadone is available as a tablet, disc, oral solution, injectable liquid.
Street Names: Amidone, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Fizzies, Maria, Pastora, Salvia, Street Methadone, Wafer
Methods of Abuse
Swallowed or injected
Effect on the Mind
Abuse of methadone can lead to psychological dependence.
Effect on the Body
When an individual uses methadone, they may experience physical symptoms like sweating, itchy skin, or sleepiness. Individuals who abuse methadone risk becoming tolerant of and physically dependent on the drug. When use is stopped, individuals may experience withdrawal symptoms including anxiety, muscle tremors, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps.
The effects of a methadone overdose are slow and shallow breathing, blue fingernails and lips, stomach spasms, clammy skin, convulsions, weak pulse, coma, and possible death.