Methadone Detox

Many people with an opioid addiction turn to methadone to wean themselves off of the drug and help navigate withdrawal symptoms. Methadone clinics can offer a more comfortable road to recovery and a path to a better life by helping those with an opioid addiction navigate the challenges of post-acute withdrawal symptoms.

But for some, using methadone to treat opioid addiction really just means replacing one addiction with another. Methadone is just as dangerous and addictive as other opioids, and it is possible to overdose on the drug. and many of those who rely on the drug experience methadone withdrawal and severe withdrawal symptoms. If you’ve used methadone to quit heroin or another opioid, but now can’t stop using it, you may need help from our West Palm Beach methadone detox program. Our team provides top-of-the-line methadone treatment so you can combat opioid withdrawal symptoms and live your life free from addiction.

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Understanding Methadone Addiction

The nation is in the midst of an opioid addiction crisis. More people than ever before are using, abusing, and dying from opioids. The epidemic is only expected to grow over the next several years as individuals rely more heavily on the drug when uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms occur. As a treatment for this epidemic, some public health experts have recommended using methadone. This powerful drug can help wean people off of other opioids, but not without harm. Indeed, methadone can destroy lives just as easily as heroin, and many experience withdrawal symptoms just as severely as those on other opioids.

Methadone is an opioid, which means that it’s chemically similar to drugs like heroin and oxycodone and comes with opioid withdrawal. It also affects the body in similar ways. As a nervous system depressant, methadone—much like other opioids—slows the functioning of your brain. This induces a state of intense relaxation, but can also undermine daily functioning. You may have less motivation, a shorter attention span, less energy, and a decreased ability to get things done. 

Why You Need Methadone Detox

Methadone addiction isn’t a choice. It’s the result of clear, specific changes in your brain and body. Abuse of methadone becomes an addiction when the body becomes dependent on methadone to feel normal. When this occurs, the body also resists efforts to quit using methadone. You’ll feel sick, overwhelmed, and feel the need for a methadone fix. The sensations get progressively worse over several days, and then get gradually better.

Most people who attempt to stop using methadone don’t make it through detox. The challenges of detox convince them that life isn’t possible without methadone. But if you can push through the pain of detox, the recovery journey gets much easier. That’s why it’s so important to choose a compassionate, qualified detox center, such as Future Now Detox.

Some people are more vulnerable to methadone addiction than others. Consider the following:

Risk factors for methadone addiction include:

  • A history of chronic health problems, particularly chronic pain.
  • A family history of mental illness or addiction.
  • A previous addiction or mental illness.
  • A history of trauma.
  • A difficult or abusive living environment

Signs You Need Methadone Detox

So how can you tell that you need to go to detox? We recommend keeping an eye out for withdrawal symptoms associated with methadone.

Methadone Withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Using methadone without a doctor’s prescription, doctor shopping, or using methadone at higher doses 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 the associated denial. The people who need medical detox the most are the ones least likely to seek it. If you’re not sure whether you’re struggling with addiction, try to stop using methadone for a few days. If this creates a challenge, that’s a sure sign that it’s time to go to methadone detox.

Recovering From Methadone Addiction and Methadone Withdrawal

A detox might be the hardest part of the journey toward recovery, but it is also one of the most important. Once you’ve struggled with addiction, 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 lasting recovery and a happier life.

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We understand the importance of accessibility and affordability, which is why we have partnered with several insurance companies to better service you. We accept most major insurance providers and private health insurance. Our team is available 24/7 to assist you in navigating your insurance coverage. If you don’t have insurance, we are here to help you understand the options available for you or a loved one.

Take the first step toward recovering from addiction by calling Future Now Detox at (866) 419-3899, or verify your insurance by clicking the button below. 

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