Commonly used to treat opioid addictions, methadone is also highly addictive substance. In 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that methadone made up nearly one in every three prescription painkiller deaths.
At NP Addiction Clinic, we provide treatment and detox for those using high doses of methadone up to 225mg. We additionally offer complete mental health support and medical assistance throughout each step of recovery, detox, and treatment.
Symptoms of a methadone overdose include:
If you think you or your loved one has experienced a methadone overdose, call emergency services immediately. Treatments such as naloxone can be administered to reverse an overdose if caught in time.
At NP Addiction Clinic, we can prescribe methadone to our clients during detox. We gradually taper down the dose to prevent the body from going into acute withdrawals. This slow and steady approach means our clients are as comfortable as possible during their time with us.
Methadone is highly regulated, and only a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) approved treatment program can prescribe it to treat opioid addictions. Despite its addictive properties, it is safe and effective when taken as directed. Our treatment is tailored to each person to ensure the correct dosage is given, and when taken at the correct time, the chance of overdose minimizes.
When methadone is used long-term, it can have some mild to moderate side effects.
If individuals encounter any of these side effects upon taking methadone, they should immediately contact emergency services. If they are in treatment for opiate addiction, other medications are available to help safely detox them, including naltrexone and buprenorphine.
The detox process works differently depending on the amount of methadone a person uses. If they are using a higher dose, we will use a tapering process. This means decreasing the dosage of methadone a person receives, which helps reduce severe withdrawal symptoms.
This detox process can take weeks to complete, but it is the safest option. By slowly reducing methadone use, recovery rates are much more significant. For lower doses, we may switch clients over to buprenorphine and follow a tapering process.
At NP Addiction Clinic, we treat clients who have become dependent on high levels of methadone up to 225mg. Our medical detox process is supervised closely to limit health risks and treat severe side effects of withdrawal.
Understanding that substance abuse can stem from underlying mental health conditions, we are dedicated to identifying the root cause to reduce the risk of relapse. We also recognize how important mental health is during the detox process. As a result, we provide access to support groups and therapy in our state-of-the-art treatment facility.
The signs of methadone dependence can be similar to those of opioid addictions. These include:
Indications of substance abuse look different from person to person. Recognizing this, we offer customized medical detox programs to suit each person. Our inpatient care provides care and support for those going through the detox process and helps to improve the chances of a successful recovery.
When progressing through a methadone detox, many people will experience flu-like symptoms. These can include:
Treatment programs and detox centers, such as our own, can treat these symptoms easily with standard medication.
Some people attempt to quit methadone by going ‘cold turkey’ without any medical assistance or help. However, as there is a high chance of relapse without supervision or medical assistance, doing so is not safe.
During detox, the risk of complications from withdrawal, such as severe dehydration or lung infections from aspiration, also increases. NP Addiction Clinic offers around-the-clock medical care and support to help reduce these risks and offer the highest chances of a successful recovery.
Symptoms of methadone withdrawal will arise at different times for everyone, but generally, they appear as follows:
Medicated methadone withdrawal at NP Addiction Clinic is the safest way to detox, as each client is fully supported with medical aid and therapy as needed. The withdrawal process can be scary to go through alone, yet choosing a detox program at NP Addiction Clinic enables a safe and supervised detox.
Take control of your life and methadone use with a bespoke detox program from the NP Addiction Clinic. Unlike many other treatment centers, we provide comprehensive and complete care and support for each client.
Completing a detailed assessment process, NP Addiction Clinic considers each individual’s needs to create the most effective program to maximize recovery success.
Though methadone detox can seem intimidating, completing a treatment program at our center will see you well supported in taking the steps to a healthier and happier lifestyle.
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