Methadone has an endured as an effective resource in helping individuals overcome long-term opioid use disorder. Despite the advent of newer drugs approved for medication-assisted treatment (MAT) such as Suboxone® (buprenorphine and naloxone) and Vivitrol® (extended-release naltrexone), many still rely on methadone to help them curtail their cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Data from the California Society of Addiction Medicine puts methadone detox success rates at between 60 to 90 percent versus around five to ten percent for non-medication methods.
At the same time, there has been a proven and documented potential for diversion and misuse of methadone. While data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that methadone-related deaths peaked between 2006 and 2006, and declined by nearly 40 percent in 2014, there is still a persistent danger of abuse and subsequent overdose. While Recovery Unplugged is a strong proponent of medication-assisted treatment, and trusted and reputable provider of Suboxone and Vivitrol, we are also acutely aware of the dangers associated with methadone abuse, and provide compassionate, medically supervised methadone detox. Contact us today at (855) 384-5794.
Methadone has proven to be a significantly helpful resource in the treatment of heroin and prescription opioid abuse; unfortunately, it has also proven to be an addiction problem in and of itself. As methadone use became more and more common in clinical treatment, doctors and treatment providers found that more and more patients were finding ways to abuse the very drugs they were using to overcome their initial addiction. As a result, the need for quality and comprehensive methadone detox was established. Methadone detox helps patients purge their bodies of methadone-related chemicals so they can achieve lasting biological independence from this drug. It is the first step in the methadone treatment process.
Methadone detox patients who enlist professional help have the benefit of experienced and compassionate withdrawal symptom relief. The professionals at Recovery Unplugged are trained to monitor and treat withdrawal from every type of drug, including methadone. Professional detox also provides a sterile, safe and supportive environment during this admittedly difficult process. Methadone detox can be a game-changing resource in your battle against this potent and powerful drug. It can very well mean the difference between endless relapse and definitive long-term recovery. Call Recovery Unplugged today to start healing from methadone addiction now. You don’t have to battle this addiction on your own anymore.
The exact symptoms experienced during methadone withdrawal will vary based on individual experience (substance use history, other addictions, length of abuse, etc.). Some of the more common symptoms experienced during methadone detox include:
Fatigue and Flu-Like Symptoms
Mild to Severe Muscle and Joint Pain
Intestinal Distress (Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Etc.)
Severe Headache and Migraine
Extreme Fluctuations in Body Temperature
Other effects can include respiratory problems, constipation, accelerated heart rate, hallucinations, depression and anxiety and more. The cruel irony of methadone is that its withdrawal symptoms actually mirror those of heroin withdrawal, the very drug it is meant to treat. Methadone detox requires experienced professional help from a trained clinical professional.
Recovery Unplugged offers multiple locations across the country to help as many individuals as possible overcome their methadone withdrawal and dependency:
Clients at our Lake Worth facility have access to a full continuum of care that goes beyond detox to include behavioral long-term rehab and aftercare.
Get the help you need to overcome methadone dependency with the help of experienced and qualified clinicians in the heart of Austin, TX.
Individuals who endeavor to detox without medical help run a heightened risk of relapse.
Recovery Unplugged clients maintain long-term recovery (one year or longer) at a rate of four times the national average.
Our clients experience early AMA (against medical advice) discharges at a rate five times lower than the treatment industry average.
Nearly all Recovery Unplugged clients report a positive, rewarding and fulfilling treatment experience and say they’d recommend our programs to others who need help.