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 quiz is a self-guided assessment that has been created based on criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V), which is the standard criteria for diagnosing mental health and substance use disorders. Your answers are confidential.

Based on your methadone use, please answer “yes” or “no” to each question below. In the past 12 months, have you:

Taken methadone in higher doses or for longer than you intended?
Used methadone for recreational purposes?
Tried relentlessly to obtain more methadone when your prescription ran dry?
Spent several hours recovering from the effects of methadone?
Felt strong cravings for methadone?
Needed higher doses of methadone in order to feel the same effects?
Used methadone despite the personal or professional problems it has caused?
Experienced muscle aches, stomach pain or anxiety after trying to reduce or stop using methadone?
Stopped interacting with friends or family because of methadone use?
Experienced dizziness, constricted pupils or trouble breathing after using methadone?
Engaged in reckless behavior after using methadone?
Had a loved one express concern about your methadone use?

Your assessment results are confidential. Please enter your information below to proceed to your results.

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Next Steps

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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