Street Name: meth, linctus
What it looks like and how it's taken:
Comes as a green, amber or blue mixture liquid, or as white tablets.
Effects similar to heroin, although less intense but longer acting.
Short term: Drug overdose, possibly leading to coma or death, if taken by someone not used to the drug. Methadone should only be taken as part of a prescribed and supervised programme to treat addiction to opiate drugs, especially heroin.
Long term: Methadone can be addictive, and it should never be given or sold to someone else.
Legal status: If possessed without a prescription or supplied illegally, classified as Class A.