Methadone is a powerfully addictive opiate drug. It’s also regularly used to treat addiction to heroin and other opioids, such as hydrocodone. It’s incredibly frustrating to do the right thing—try to get sober—only to end up with a new addiction. Don’t be fooled by the fact that methadone is marketed as an opioid addiction treatment. This addictive drug can be dangerous. It can even kill you. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can help you kick methadone addiction without turning to other addictive drugs. End your battle with addiction once and for all.
The US is facing an epidemic of addiction to opioids like heroin and methadone. In fact, methadone has been touted by some as an antidote to this crisis. The research suggests it’s only making things worse. Fully a third of opioid-related deaths are now related to methadone, according to a recent report. Seeking help now can protect you from becoming the next victim.
Methadone is part of a group of drugs called opioids. These drugs slow the processing speed of your brain and spinal cord, which means they are classified as depressants. Depressants can dull pain, make life seem less stressful, and even induce a powerful sense of euphoria. Over time, however, they can make you feel depressed, lethargic, and unmotivated.
To cope with this change, methadone addicts then make the mistake of using more methadone. This creates a vicious cycle of addiction and dependency. You feel bad, so you use methadone. This makes you feel worse, so you use more methadone. This makes it progressively harder to stop.
Put simply, your addiction is not your fault. You tried methadone in an attempt to do the right thing. Instead, you ended up with a new addiction. Addiction fundamentally changes your body and mind, such that your body acts as if you need drugs to stay alive. You may feel hopeless, sick, and even suicidal when you stop. The right methadone detox program—one that restores your brain and body—can end this horrible cycle.
Addiction is a complex disease that affects the body, mind, and brain. So replacing one chemical with another is a quick fix that is inevitably doomed to failure. To truly treat addiction, you must address its underlying cause. That includes the psychological and social factors that caused you to use, as well as the biochemical factors that keep you using.
Methadone doesn’t do this. Methadone only prevents withdrawal from one substance by shifting the addiction to another substance. Some addicts use methadone because they can’t afford rehab, while others are referred to methadone clinics by well-meaning doctors. The end result is the same: one addiction has been replaced with another.
Denial is almost always a part of addiction, but people addicted to methadone have it worse. They’ve sought treatment and tried to do the right thing. So it can be hard to accept that they’re still addicts—harder to still to understand that they have to again embark on a recovery journey.
If you’re still using methadone after a few weeks, you’re an addict. Not sure? Here are some surefire signs that your use of methadone is no longer therapeutic, but the sign of a full-fledged addiction:
If addiction is a disease, then where’s the medication? It’s a question addicts have asked for generations. And until recently, there was no answer. Now, thanks to our revolutionary brain restoration treatment, there is.
It all begins with a coenzyme called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD). NAD plays a key role in every cell of the body, supporting cellular reactions that keep you healthy and ensure proper brain function. When NAD levels are depleted, your cells can become weak and sick. In fact, low levels of NAD may even play a role in the notorious challenges of the drug detox process. With a simple intravenous drip of NAD, it’s possible for detox to become much easier.
There’s more to the NAD story, though. Research is emerging that shows that addicts have low levels of NAD. This may be because they are born with a genetic predisposition to under-produce NAD. It could be because drug use depletes NAD levels. Or it could be both. Whatever the cause is, NAD is the treatment. By restoring NAD, we restore healthy brain functioning and ensure the health of the neurotransmitters that are so vital to your cognitive and mental health. Put simply, this therapy can heal your brain, allowing you to heal from your addiction.
As the only West Palm Beach detox center offering NAD/brain restoration (NAD/BR+), we are uniquely equipped to help you get sober. You don’t have to fight this battle alone. And you certainly don’t have to resign yourself to a life marred by methadone addiction, or plagued by opioid cravings. You can do it. We can help. If you’re ready to try a new way of being, call us today.