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Methadone Withdrawal

Methadone Withdrawal Treatment in Texas

Methadone has been a standard in medication-assisted treatment of opioid addiction for years. It’s also turned into an addiction problem all its own. Many patients, even those who have every intention of staying clean wind up dependent on methadone and start experiencing withdrawal symptoms of their own. Methadone withdrawal is characterized by a variety of physical and psychological symptoms and is a clear indicator of dependency. It requires specialized care from experienced and qualified medical professionals. Call Recovery Unplugged Texas today at (855) 384-6340 for quality, compassionate and effective methadone withdrawal treatment in Austin. Our team very much looks forward to helping you overcome this disease. You don’t have to be afraid of these methadone withdrawal symptoms.

Symptoms of Methadone Withdrawal

One of the tragic ironies of methadone withdrawal is that it mirrors the symptoms of other opioids. It offers a limited and controlled supply of opioids to help patients gradually wean themselves off, so patients very often wind up experiencing the same kinds of effects. It’s little surprise that they wind up feeling the same withdrawal symptoms. While each user’s methadone withdrawal will vary according to the scope and severity of their use, some of the more common include joint and muscle pain, headaches, flu-like symptoms, excessive sweating, stomach issues (nausea, vomiting and diarrhea), fatigue, anxiety, depression, hallucinations and more. If you or a loved one are experiencing these or any other type of methadone withdrawal symptoms, talk to your doctor or treatment professional.

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Timeline of Methadone Withdrawal

Methadone withdrawal occurs in three stages (early, acute and protracted). By the time a patient actually finds themselves in need of methadone, they’re usually already sensitive to opioids and can start experiencing symptoms in as little a few hours after the last cycle of drug use. Early methadone withdrawal yields less severe symptoms and can last a day or two. Patients experience the worst withdrawal symptoms during the acute stages of withdrawal. This is often when patients wind up relapsing. Once acute withdrawal is over, and symptoms have reached their peak, they start to taper but can still linger. One of the more challenging elements of treating methadone is taking into account patients’ different opioid abuse issues and substance abuse history.

Treatment of Methadone Withdrawal Symptoms

Methadone withdrawal is a complex and delicate medical procedure that requires the help of an experienced and qualified doctor. Professional methadone detox can help patients get clean in a safe, sterile, compassionate and supportive environment. Patients who endeavor to detox from methadone on their own very often wind up succumbing to withdrawal symptoms or, even worse, turning back to their original opioid habit. Over the years, drugs like buprenorphine (Suboxone) and naltrexone (Vivitrol) have been introduced as an alternative to methadone, but the drug is still commonly used. Recovery Unplugged Texas is one of the few methadone withdrawal treatment centers in Austin that offers onsite medical detox. Our doctors and nurses are fully committed to helping you get through this ordeal. Call us today to start healing.