methadone methadone  /ˈmɛ θə ˌdoʊn/


  • (n) synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction


  1. Methadone, which easily crosses the placental barrier, may impede the fetus's normal development.
  2. Thousands of heroin addicts have kicked the habit with the help of the synthetic drug methadone.
  3. To many of those involved in the fight against heroin addiction, methadone seems to be the most workable weapon yet devised.


  1. Drug Bust In LeRoy, Two Arrested

    LeRoy, N.Y. - Authorities say the seized hypodermic instruments, methadone, a small amount of cocaine, and more.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: 13WHAM Rochester

  2. Plea in Goodview methadone killing

    Jeffery Jon Schumacher Sr., 58, of Goodview, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and second-degree controlled substance crime, providing methadone to a minor, last Thursday.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Winona Post

  3. Lowell rejects methadone clinic move to Chelmsford border

    LOWELL--The city's Zoning Board of Appeals voted 4-1 Monday night to reject a special-permit application to allow a methadone clinic to move from the city's downtown to a vacant building near the Chelmsford border.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Lowell Sun

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  1. Eminem said: "My doctor told me those mysterious new pills were methadone, which is used to wean heroin addicts off dope. Had I known it was methadone, I probably wouldn't have taken it. But as bad as I was back then, I can't even say 100 per cent...
    on May 5, 2009 By: Eminem Source:

  2. "These cocktails, methadone and anti-depressants and sleeping pills and Xanax, it explodes," Brown said.
    on Mar 12, 2009 By: Jerry Brown Source: Reuters

  3. Mr Ewing said: "As a government we will not take sides in the debate between the just say no' and the harm reduction' lobbies. There is a place for both approaches. It is clear that methadone does have an important part to play in tackling heroin...
    on Jul 23, 2007 By: Fergus Ewing Source: Glasgow Evening Times

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