This person made it clear to me that for some people methadone does more than to ease the heroin withdrawals or the cravings for heroin: it can make someone’s crack high feel better.
This wasn’t a singular opinion. For example, someone else said:
I imagine it like this:
The short crack high is usually followed by unpleasant feelings called by users ‘the come down’ or ‘the psychosis’:
But for some people on methadone the high has a smooth ending:
This also showed me how important it is to ask and listen about how people experience their high on and off medication.
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