Methadone AddictionMethadone addiction greatly reduces blood flow to the brain as seen in the SPECT scan below. Compare the brain of the patient suffering 7 years of methadone addiction to the healthy brain. The methadone brain suffers from less than half-normal blood flow which are represented visually as “holes” – the methadone brain is deprived of normal blood flow – oxygen and nutrients.
|مغز سالم سمت چپ و مغز معتاد به متادون بعد از هفت سال|
Brain scientists suggest the number one reason patients develop early Alzheimer’s Disease is reduced blood flow to the brain. SPECT brain imaging as seen on the left measures blood flow in the brain – methadone addiction causes a drastic reduction in brain blood flow.
SPECT brain imaging has proven that methadone addiction is worse than most other drug addiction for causing compromised cerebral blood flow.
SPECT studies at the Amen Clinic and University Medical Centers have proven it takes one year of abstinence from methadone before the methadone addicted brain looks normal on SPECT imaging.