Methadone Addiction Treatment
Methadone is a powerful medication that is used to treat pain and addiction. It can be very effective in treating addiction but can also be hazardous. Methadone is a highly addictive drug and can lead to serious health problems, including death. If you or someone you know is struggling with methadone addiction, finding a reputable opioid addiction treatment center near you is essential.
What is Methadone?
Methadone is a synthetic opioid drug used to treat opioid use disorder, also known as addiction to opiates, such as heroin, fentanyl, and prescription painkillers. Many people have successfully ended their addiction to opiates with the help of Methadone. However, the rates of addiction and misuse tell a different story. Methadone is often abused by people who struggle with an addiction to opiates.
Methadone maintenance programs are often where opioid-addicted people get on Methadone but continue to use other opiates. In many instances, Methadone is solely relied on to delay the onset of opioid withdrawal symptoms. Methadone will provide a steady flow of opiates in the body, so the opiate-addicted individual does not have to worry about continually having their opiate drug on hand. If you’re addicted to this drug, a medical methadone detox is the best solution for safely getting off this dangerous opioid. We are here to help you or a loved one achieve this.
Why Does Methadone Cause Addiction?
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How To End Addiction To Methadone
The first step someone needs to take to get clean from Methadone is to ask for professional help. Methadone addiction will cause debilitating withdrawal symptoms that cannot be tolerated without medical supervision and medications—the symptoms of Methadone withdrawal mirror other opiate addictions such as heroin. The difference between heroin and Methadone withdrawal symptoms is the amount of time that it takes for Methadone to leave the body versus heroin or other opiates.
Heroin is a short-acting opiate. Methadone is a long-acting opioid with double the half-life of heroin. This means a person will rapidly feel withdrawal symptoms when not using heroin regularly. Whereas with Methadone, it will take longer for the person to begin feeling sick. If a person is getting Methadone from a Methadone clinic or their doctor, they can ask to be tapered off their Methadone. However, tapering off Methadone will not treat the underlying addiction. Our comprehensive Florida Methadone detox centers provide detox and Methadone addiction treatment.
The Methadone withdrawal symptoms usually begin 48 hours after the last dose of Methadone. In many cases, some people do not experience withdrawal symptoms for many days. It is rumored that Methadone takes longer to detox from than other opiate drugs, and this is false.
The amount of time it takes for someone to detox from Methadone is contingent on their personal history of use and other medical diagnoses.
- Watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing
- Fever and cold sweats or chills
- Muscle aches, headaches, bone pains
- Diarrhea, vomiting, nausea
- Loss of appetite
- Anxiety and depression
- Irritability and restlessness
- Severe insomnia
- Increased heart rate and blood pressure
- Cravings and desperation for Methadone
Methadone Addiction Treatment Program
Some treatment options for Methadone addiction include:
- Inpatient treatment- Inpatient treatment provides around-the-clock care in a hospital or residential setting. This level of care is best for people with co-occurring disorders or who have been using drugs for a long time.
- Outpatient treatment- Outpatient treatment consists of visiting a therapist or counselor weekly. This level of care is best for people with a solid support system at home and who do not require 24/7 supervision.
- Methadone detox- Methadone detox is usually done in a hospital or residential setting. Detox is the first step in treatment and allows you to detox from Methadone under medical supervision safely.
- Methadone Maintenance- Methadone maintenance is when you take Methadone daily to prevent withdrawal symptoms. This type of treatment is usually done in a Methadone clinic.
Our Evoke Wellness at Miramar Methadone Detox
Evoke Wellness at Miramar offers medically managed detox for Methadone addiction. Because the Methadone detox symptoms are tough to endure, a Methadone taper protocol with other safe medications is prescribed to help clients detox from Methadone. Our Methadone detox program is overseen by medical doctors specializing in opioid use disorder detoxification and treatment. Our clients also meet one-on-one with our addiction counselors and are assessed by our psychiatric staff members.
The detox unit works in tandem with our Florida methadone detox and treatment program. Once a person is admitted into the Methadone detox center, they are allowed to rest and sleep. Once they feel physically healthier, they are encouraged to participate in small groups, receive ongoing individualized counseling, and meet with other mental health professionals on our clinical team.
Our Evoke Wellness at Miramar Methadone detox program allows people who suffer from an addiction to opioids the proper support and medications to help them overcome their addiction for good. Although detox is not treatment, at Evoke Wellness at Miramar, we begin treatment for each person while in detox. Detoxification clears the mind, and once a person is clear-headed, they are most often ready to accept help to be free of their addiction to Methadone or other drugs.