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Q: is methadone an opiate blocker??

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6/22/11 12:43am

Methadone is different from say morphine or other drugs but it still acts on the opiate receptors. It is a synthetically derived opiate drug that has similar effects to morphine but because it operates a bit differently is sometimes used to help with withdrawl symptoms. It can also be effective as a treatment for severe pain. 

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By rachel, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/22/11, First Published: 06/21/11