The Effects

  • Methadone is used as a heroin substitute to assist an addict to come off heroin
  • Depresses the nervous system, slowing down body functioning and reducing physical and psychological pain
  • Methadone can help to relieve feelings of anxiety
  • It is a man-made form of heroin

The Risks

  • Some people are sick the first time they take it & can become constipated
  • Methadone is prescribed by doctors subject to stringent controls, ensuring strength
  • You cant be as sure with methadone bought on the street which may be unusually concentrated variant & more powerful than expected

The Law

  • Methadone is a Class A drug & is therefor illegal o have, give away or sell
  • Possession can result in up to seven years in jail
  • Supplying someone, even friends, can get you life imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine

Street Names

  • Mixture
  • Meth
  • Linctus
  • Physeptone