What is methadone?

Methadone is an opioid medication. Unlike other opioid medications, it does not cause the "high" sought out by those suffering from addiction. Methadone affects the brain and spinal cord, blocking the "high" experienced from using opiates. It is often used as a detox maintenance medication to help reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Methadone is commonly used due to its ability to decrease withdrawal symptoms for 24-36 hours.

Methadone street names (Nicknames)

Methadose, Dollies, Dolls, Done, Meth, Phy, Junk, Metho, Jungle Juice, Fizzies, Amidone, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Maria, Pastora, Salvia, Wafer, Juice

How long does methadone stay in your hair?

For the majority of people, methadone stays in body systems and can be detected by hair test for up to 90 days.

How long does methadone stay in your saliva?

For the majority of people, methadone stays in body systems and can be detected by saliva test from 1 to 10 days.

How long does methadone stay in your urine?

For the majority of people, methadone stays in body systems and can be detected by urine test from 6 to 12 days.

How long does methadone stay in your blood?

For the majority of people, methadone stays in body systems and can be detected by blood test for up to 24 hrs.

The provided estimates are averaged and can vary upwards or downwards, depending upon many factors:

  • How long you have been taking methadone;
  • Whether you have excessive weight;
  • Whether you have had physical activity before test;
  • Dehydration of your body;
  • Metabolism, height, age, sex and other factors.