Methadone Addiction

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.

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The Opioid Addiction Crisis The Opioid Addiction Crisis

The US is facing an epidemic of addiction to opioids like heroin and methadone. In fact, methadone, which is a cause of prescription drug addiction, 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: What You Need to Know

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 and opioid detox program—one that restores your brain and body—can end this horrible cycle.

Signs of Methadone Addiction

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 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:

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