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A 34-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if my friend said they got a good high off of methadone and i wanted to try it but someone said a tiny bit can kill you?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Don't do it: Why not get high on life instead? I've autopsied a few folks who've died from experimenting with friends' methadone. The dose he tolerates might kill you very dead on the first try. Truth be told, I'd encourage you to find friends who aren't addicts. This is a dead-end road in a world that offers many opportunities for things that are much less dangerous and more fun.
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Katy Perry's newest Hit single is also trying to warn people like you that the answer is yes. Even a little bit can kill you; It can harm you; it can change your brain and your future. Please be smarter than this. Nothing good can come of this experimentation.
Jul 23, 2014

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A 43-year-old member asked:

My friend said they got a good high off of methadone and I wanted to try it but someone said a tiny bit can kill you. Is that true?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
DO NOT TRY!!!!: Firstly, methadone is a class II prescription opioid, the class for drugs which are the most dangerous. For people who are not tolerant to opioids, relatively small amounts can cause overdose, or at least severe sedation that can cause car crashes and other problems. At 43, I would hope that experimenting with getting "high" would have become old by now. You are taking excessive risks - get help.
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Last updated Jul 23, 2014

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