Methadone Infographic

Last Edited: February 25, 2020

Patricia Howard, LMFT, CADC

Clinically Reviewed
Edward Jamison, MS, CAP, ICADC, LADC

All of the information on this page has been reviewed and certified by an addiction professional.

Methadone is a synthetic Opioid (Narcotic) that is used to help relieve pain in those withdrawing from an Opioid/Narcotic addiction by reducing physical withdrawal symptoms without inducing an Opioid/Narcotic “high”. Rehabilitation clinics/medical institutes must be certified and approved for jurisdiction to distribute this medication, making it highly regulated and difficult to obtain outside of a medical setting. Methadone can be ingested as a pill or liquid. Visit the Methadone Page for more information.