my best friend got into a methadone program where I go, but he is still useing cocaine.Is this a dangerous combination.
Isn't he defeating the purpose of methadone? But I must say again he should never use cocaine period. No one should. aside from its strong but fleeting pain suppresion use this drug. It is extremely addicting Costly and just dumb you pay lotsa money for a 10 minute high. Being on methadone is an effort to leave drugs behind if that is why it was prescribed. For your friends sake at least try to get him to stop. Oh cocaine as I was told by my sister who is a nurse it causes the heart to beat so fast that your heart gets burns yes heat burns on it from the friction of beating so fast. Then it just keels over and quits. Is that what you want for your friend?
Tmlox, Methadone is basically synthetic heroin, which is a c.n.s.(central nervous system) depressant -slows the heart rate, respirations etc. Cocaine on the other hand is the opposite- a c.n.s. stimulant. The two taken together counteract each other and the body doesn't know which way to go which really puts a huge strain on the heart. Imo, its a deadly combo.You are a good friend to be concerned so I hope all goes well. I will watch for posts from you as I would like to know how things are going. Julie
Let him waste his money he is going to have difficulty feeling the cocaine anyway so let him be stupid. Its not unheard of though because methadone is intended for heroin users mostly some heroin users still do heroin. Gots me stumped as to why they would do something so stupid cause the methadone is always going to block other drugs from coming in that are either opiates or narcotic in general. So if i were you i wouldnt be concerned for his stupidity just remind him about the whole reason for the methadone treatment and maybe he will quit on his own since he wouldnt be able to feel the coc anyway.
- Methadone Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Methadone (detailed)
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