Signs You Need
So how can you tell that you’re a methadone addict and need to go to detox? Some symptoms include:
- Using methadone without a doctor’s prescription, doctor shopping, or using methadone at higher dosages than a doctor recommends.
- Illegally using methadone.
- Trying to quit methadone, but experiencing painful symptoms such as vomiting, depression, anxiety, and hopelessness.
- Using methadone in dangerous ways, while at work, before driving, or while caring for your child.
- Experiencing health problems related to your use of methadone.
- Experiencing relationship, career, or financial problems because of methadone.
One of the problems with addiction is that addiction causes denial. The people who need detox the most are the ones least likely to seek it. If you’re not sure whether you’re an addict, try to stop using methadone for a few days. If you can’t do it, that’s a sure sign that it’s time to go to methadone detox.
Detox might be the hardest part of the journey toward recovery, but it’s just the beginning. Once you’ve been an addict, you’ll always be at risk of again developing an addiction. The right treatment program can help you understand your addiction and reduce the chance that it will happen again.
We offer evidence-based therapy, trauma-sensitive counseling, complementary treatments such as massage and chiropractic care, and a compassionate, sensitive environment. Let us help you chart a course to a lasting recovery and a happier life.
Addiction is a disease of the brain and body, not a moral failing or a bad personal choice. People with addictions need medical help to manage the risks of detox. They also need to address the underlying brain anomalies associated with addiction. Our West Palm Beach addiction detox program does both.
Research has shown that people with addiction are more likely to have low levels of a brain enzyme called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD). This enzyme helps cells perform a wide variety of reactions, making it vital to good health. The process of addiction itself can further deplete NAD levels, which means that addicts are doubly at risk of low levels of NAD.
When NAD levels dip, so too do some neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that help carry nerve signals. Without these chemicals, the brain and body can’t function as well. A variety of mental illnesses, including addiction, depression, and anxiety, are linked to low levels of neurotransmitters. This means that addiction can lower levels of NAD, which then lowers neurotransmitter levels, producing a brain that doesn’t work as well and a mind that feels plagued by misery.
Our brain restoration program offers a path out of this nightmare. Our NAD IV drips nourish you through detox, supporting the health of your brain and body so you can fight the disease of addiction.