I fouund this pill in my husband pocket and he is young with no pain.Does it mean that he has the addiction before?and sometimes he sleep a lot which surprise me and he said that he has a contupation.He also drink beer everyday and likes chocholate and sweet things.pls help and give me advice?
Methadone is used by people with an opiate addiction in order to detox. I would confront your husband about the pill you found, ask him if he is getting the pills off the street or from a prescription or clinic. I suspect he has a problem and needs your help so try to not be accusatory. If he is addicted to the pills and wants help, there are plenty of resources out there. If he gets defensive and angry, back off and regroup, pushing him to get help when he doesn't want it will only make it worse.
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Methadone is a synthetic, long acting opiate, which can mimick feelings & effects of heroin, and is often used to replace an addict's heroin use, such that it can be controlled & doled out in specific doses. Kind of crazy, since it can also be supplemented with other opiates. Its also used for chronic pain, but since your husband isn't really having pain, it seems he enjoys opiates. He may be dependent or addicted. If he wasn't an opiate user before, he seems to be now. It doesn't necessarily mean he was addicted before using it, but its addictive, so he may be now. The excessive sleeping & constipation can be the result of the methadone, as can the sugar cravings, as can happen with other opiates. Time for a talk to try to decipher just how much he's into using the methadone, or if it replaced another addiction (heroin?).
Don't count on getting the full truth right away unless he's feeling excessive guilt or is ready to quit... just sayin', honesty is not usually forthcoming from an addict initially! Good luck, Jillian
Sounds right. That is a side effect of opiate addiction but doesn't mean he is addicted to anything. Is his behavior erratic? Does he forget a lot? If you really believe something is wrong observe him more carefully. Look up side effects of opiate medications, and withdrawal symptoms. Look up any medication you find that is not his. Methadone can be helpful, also suboxone can have great benefits these are maintenance medications for addiction to opiate medications. I was addicted to opiates for 12 years and sweets and peanut butter were my absolute favorite things to eat. Good Luck!!!
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