You'll find this out about anywhere on these boards, but methadone is not a "quick buzz" kind of drug. It's a long-acting narcotic, and can be useful for long term pain management. As has been said, it's also used to control withdrawal symptoms for people coming off stuff like heroin. I was on it for a while for my back pain, but I didn't like the side effects of feeling "doped" all the time, and slightly nauseated. But it acts very differently in the body from something like Hydrocodone (Lortab). And it can be very hard to get off of once you get deep into it.