Methadone Detox - Recovery Unplugged Texas

Methadone Detox

An Effective Yet Potentially 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. Many detox centers in Texas will recommend the drug or some other type of maintenance medication as a means of long-term craving reduction. 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 detox centers in Austin and  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 detox should be administered under the guidance and supervision of a prescribing physician.

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 are currently taking methadone as part of a maintenance program, it’s imperative that you consult your supervising physician immediately. Recovery Unplugged is ready to offer comprehensive drug detox in Austin, Texas.

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Methadone Detox at Recovery Unplugged

Recovery Unplugged is ready to offer you or your loved one supportive, safe and compassionate methadone detox in Austin. 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. The healing process starts with detox at our Austin, Texas facility.