Methadone drug testing

About Methadone

MethadoneMethadone is an opioid medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Methadone reduces withdrawal symptoms in people addicted to heroin or other narcotic drugs without causing the “high” associated with the drug addiction. Methadone is used as a pain reliever and as part of drug addiction detoxification and maintenance programs and is only available from certified pharmacies.

Do you test for Methadone?

Alphabiolabs can test a subject for Methadone use. We test using state of the art drug testing equipment and processes to ensure that if Methadone is present it will be detected. Also we can detect Methadone over a period of time to show if a subject has stopped using Methadone. For example if someone was using drugs in the past for medical reasons, but claims to have stopped when it is no longer being prescribed, this can be checked.

Common names

Meth, linctus, physeptone, linctus

Classification/legal status

Methadone is a highly controlled prescription drug. If a person does not have a valid prescription it is classified as a Class A drug. Possession of the drug can lead to up to 7 years in jail and an unlimited fine. Supplying the drug can lead to life imprisonment and an unlimited fine.

Methadone Availability

Methadone is subject to stringent controls. Individuals who enter a drug treatment programme for their addiction to heroin are prescribed a dosage according to their degree of dependence and their single daily methadone dose is dispensed and consumed under supervision. Methadone tends to be traded between Heroin addicts.

Methadone Effects

Methadone reduces the cravings associated with heroin use and blocks the high from heroin, but it does not provide the euphoric rush.

Methadone Risks

Sickness and constipation can be experienced with first time use. High doses can make users feel sleepy and in extreme cases can cause users to stop breathing or fall into a coma. Mixing methadone with other depressants, such as alcohol or sedatives, can increase the risk of overdose.

Apply for a Methadone drug test here

We have made the process of registering your drug testing case very easy. You can register your test in a number of ways. Firstly feel free to register over the phone by calling: (UK) 0333 600 1300 or (International) 00441925 255450 and speak to one of our expert team.
Alternatively you can download our registration form (below), complete all the details and email back to info@alphabiolabs.com. You can also register your case online using the below button where we collect all the details of the case and send you our quite for the testing service you require.

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Please download the appropriate form, print and fill in all the relevant details. Please make sure you sign the form and and email back to info@alphabiolabs.com

You can now register your Legal Drug Test case online here:

Please fill in the details as accurately as possible and one our support staff will be in touch to confirm all the details and give you your quote.