Opioid medications are one solution for chronic pain relief. While there is concern over whether they are addictive, this apprehension has grown out of proportion to the actual risk and overshadows the benefits of opioids, which provide long-lasting relief with relatively harmless long-term side effects.
Within the pain medication family of opiates is methadone. However, even though methadone is an opioid, it is very unique and requires special attention. Because of its uniqueness, many people have questions about methadone. Sometimes a mere mention of this medication sends people into a wide-eyed trance. Let's clear up the confusion with some…