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Waffers after discontinued methadone addiction

my sister was addicted to methadone for 4 years and from a deaddiction center we got her discontinued. some 3 weeks back she went to that party again and got to know she had waffers, how is this possible when she had discontinued this. i want her to leave this methadone what can be done now?
Sun, 18 Oct 2009
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Do not stop using methadone suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Call your doctor if you miss doses or forget to take this medication for longer than 3 days in a row. Do not drink alcohol while you are taking methadone. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with methadone. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol. Methadone can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
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You need to take her to some deadiction centers and get checked her copletley so that she can be pu on deaddiction medications. Also see a psyhiatrist.
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It is better to see a psychiatrist. She also need to be deaddicted. There will be lot of with drawl symptoms it needs to be tackled.
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