Methadone moderates emotional responses including elation and depression says a new study reported in the science journal Addiction.

“Easy Does It” is a common recovery mantra.  Emotional stability is especially important for people in early recovery.  Both emotional highs and lows can contribute to relapse.

For people who are addicted to heroin or other opiates, methadone treatment may support recovery by taking the edge off of mood shifts.

Of course, methadone also supports recovery by limiting cravings, preventing withdrawal symptoms and blocking the effects of other opiates.

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