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METHADONE DETOX

An Effective Yet Addictive Medication

Methadone has proven to be an incredibly effective maintenance drug in heroin and opioid addiction treatment. Its ability to reduce cravings makes it a powerful tool in the detox process as well. Although other maintenance drugs like buprenorphine (Suboxone) and naltrexone (Vivitrol) have also been valuable tools in the addiction treatment landscape, methadone is still widely used in treatment facilities throughout the country. The drug is primarily used to treat the often debilitating pain that can accompany heroin and opioid withdrawal. The drug is sold under multiple brand-names, including Dolophine, and can either be taken orally or via injection. Methadone should be taken only under the guidance and supervision of a prescribing physician.

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The Two Faces of Methadone Detox

As valuable a clinical tool as methadone has proven to be, it has also been found to be quite addictive and require ongoing treatment by itself. Simply put, there is detoxing with methadone and there is detoxing from methadone, and it’s important to understand the difference. As the effects of methadone are similar to those of heroin and prescription opioids, it’s common for patients who start using methadone as a maintenance drug for a previous addiction to develop an addiction to methadone, itself. Methadone, or any other maintenance drug, is not meant to replace other forms of therapy like rehab. It should be part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Recovery Unplugged offers experienced, qualified and medically supervised methadone detox to help patients overcome the methadone withdrawal period.

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Symptoms of Methadone Withdrawal

While it’s meant to aid in recovery from heroin and opioids, methadone’s withdrawal symptoms are often identical to these drugs. Although each patient’s withdrawal period will vary based on the scope and severity of their methadone abuse, some of the more common symptoms include:

  • Fatigue and Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Mild to Severe Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Intestinal Distress (Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Etc.)
  • Headache and Migraine
  • Extreme Fluctuations in Body Temperature
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Constipation
  • Changes in Heart Rate
  • Hallucinations
  • Depression and Anxiety

If you or a loved one is currently taking methadone as part of a maintenance program, it’s imperative that you consult your supervising physician immediately.

Methadone Detox at Recovery Unplugged

Recovery Unplugged is ready to offer you or your loved one supportive, safe and compassionate methadone detox. Our experienced and qualified doctors and nurses can help alleviate withdrawal symptoms, intervene in the event of a medical emergency and keep you as comfortable as possible during this critical phase of the treatment process. The longer you wait to get quality help, the harder the withdrawal period is likely to be. You can do this, but you don’t have to do it alone.
Call Recovery Unplugged today at (855) 384-5794 to take this important first step in reclaiming your life from methadone addiction.