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Methadone Addiction Self-Assessment Quiz
This self-guided assessment was created to help you evaluate the level of your methadone use, but this quiz is not intended to replace a proper clinical diagnosis of methadone addiction. You can use the results of this assessment as a guide to help you determine if your methadone use is problematic, recognize the signs and symptoms of methadone use disorder and seek treatment for methadone addiction if necessary.
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This self-guided assessment was created to help you evaluate the level of your methadone use — it is not intended to replace a proper clinical diagnosis of drug addiction. If you’ve discovered that you may be struggling with a substance use disorder, help is available at The Recovery Village. You can review your results with a physician or contact us today to find a methadone addiction treatment program that works for you.
FAQs About Methadone Addiction & Treatment
- How much methadone is too much?
The maximum amount of methadone that can be safely used varies significantly between individuals and is affected by a variety of factors, such as age, health, genetics and previous history of opioid use. You should ultimately never take methadone at larger doses or more frequently than prescribed by a doctor. Doctors usually will not prescribe doses higher than 60–120 mg.
- How often can you take methadone?
You should never take methadone more frequently than prescribed. While the frequency with which methadone is prescribed is highly individualized, it is often prescribed daily.
- What is a high dose of methadone?
The effects of methadone vary significantly based on the individual; however, a dose above 100 mg is considered high.
- How long does it take to get addicted to methadone?
There is no set length of time that it takes to get addicted to methadone. Methadone addiction could begin the very first time that someone uses it.
- How can I stop my methadone addiction?
Stopping a methadone addiction can be very difficult. The most effective way to stop using methadone is by seeking out professional medical help through healthcare organizations specializing in substance addiction treatment.
- Does The Recovery Village offer treatment programs for methadone addiction?
Yes, The Recovery Village offers methadone addiction treatment options and has helped many patients to overcome methadone addiction and achieve lasting sobriety.
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- World Health Organization. “Guidelines for the Psychosocially Assisted Pharmacological Treatment of Opioid Dependence.” 2009. Accessed November 6, 2021.
- Fareed, Ayman; Casarella, Jennifer et al. “High dose versus moderate dose methadone maintenance: is there a better outcome?” Journal of Addictive Diseases, October 2009. Accessed November 6, 2021.
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