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Waismann Method® Rapid Methadone Detox is a proven, safe, and effective way to detox from methadone. The detoxification is performed in an accredited hospital’s private room by the nation’s most experienced rapid detox M.D. The detoxification process involves infusing intravenous medications while the patient sleeps in an ICU. Rapid detoxification allows quick drug removal from the opiate receptors while the patient sleeps under sedation. Waismann Detox™ has successfully provided rapid detox for methadone for nearly 25 years. The detoxification eliminates the extreme pain and suffering associated with methadone withdrawal.

If you or someone you know is struggling with methadone dependence, feel free to call us today at 1-800-423-2482 to learn more about our methadone detoxification program. 

 

 

Methadone Withdrawal Treatment

When someone decides it is time for a Methadone Detox, they must first determine how to overcome the uncomfortable withdrawal process.

Most Methadone clinics provide a tapering-off or a dose-reducing method throughout weeks, months, or even years. This technique might initially reduce the symptoms, but getting off methadone at lower dosages is increasingly difficult. Methadone withdrawal symptoms are usually painful and can last several weeks, if not months.

An inpatient medical detoxification can substantially reduce withdrawal symptoms, making the process more comfortable and safe. Symptoms of Methadone withdrawal are similar to those of other opioids but last longer and are more intense. Withdrawal symptoms usually last 3-8 weeks and possibly even longer for those with severe addictions and those who consume high doses of methadone.

Methadone rapid detox can substantially reduce withdrawal time and symptoms. Waismann Method® has been the leading methadone rapid detox treating facility in the USA for over two decades. Patients from all over the world have flown to California to receive this effective detoxification.

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Some of those withdrawal symptoms include:

Fever

Sweating

Diarrhea

Flu-like chills

Rapid heartbeat

Intense cravings

Muscle aches and pains

Cramps

Insomnia

Nausea or vomiting

Irritability

Overwhelming anxiety

 

Because Methadone withdrawal can cause these detrimental symptoms, users are safer when detoxing in a medical environment. Doctors can utilize IV medications in a hospital, reducing the symptoms’ severity and duration. The withdrawal phase is different for every person; therefore, the symptoms and length will vary depending on the severity and duration of the addiction. Furthermore,  as well as the user’s emotional state and body chemistry, it is also significant factor.

 

Methadone Rapid Detox Information

There are many Methadone treatment clinics available in the United States. Roughly 350,000 patients receive a daily dose of methadone from 1,460 opioid treatment centers, which has grown close to 25% in the past decade. During the same time, the number of people misusing prescription opioids doubled, and overdose deaths quadrupled. In recent years, methadone has become increasingly popular among physicians to treat chronic pain. This increased usage is due to new and tighter regulations placed on prescription painkillers. Methadone can be taken less frequently than other commonly used short-acting drugs, such as Morphine or Hydrocodone. The issue is that methadone is highly addictive and harder to come off than most prescribed opioid painkillers.

Most Methadone clinics provide a tapering-off or a dose-reducing method throughout weeks, months, or even years. This technique might lessen the severity of the symptoms in the beginning. However, as patients taper down the dosage, they often have difficulty completing the withdrawal due to increased symptoms and addiction.

Lately, there has been a steady increase in detox under anesthesia for patients addicted to Methadone, Suboxone®, Subutex, and other Buprenorphine-based drugs. They seek our Waismann Method® treatment because of our superior reputation for safety and effectiveness. Our patients become free of opiate drugs, and their physical cravings are almost non-existent.

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Medication-Assisted Programs for Opioid Addiction (MAT)

Some facilities treat opiate dependence by administering other opiates. This replacement method is called opiate replacement therapy or medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT  typically involves Methadone, Suboxone, Subutex, or other Buprenorphine-based medications. With billions in annual sales, Suboxone has sold more units than popular drugs like Viagra and Adderall, causing the New York Times to call Suboxone a “blockbuster” medication.

For some people, MAT drugs can be a safer alternative to illicit drugs, but we must remember they are also opioids.

The use of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) drugs like Methadone and Buprenorphine is merely switching one opioid for another. When patients attempt to stop using these drugs, the pain is so intense that they immediately seek additional drugs to relieve their withdrawal symptoms. Additionally, continuous relapse leaves people feeling defeated and hopeless.

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Does Rapid Detox Work for Methadone?

Rapid detox can be an effective way to break the addiction cycle for those dependent on drugs like methadone and Suboxone. Rapid detox offers several advantages over traditional detox methods, including a shorter and less painful withdrawal process. The Waismann Method of Rapid Detoxification is performed in a private room under the care of Dr. Michael Lowenstein, a board-certified anesthesiologist with over 25 years of experience in rapid detox. Patients typically stay in the hospital for 2-4 days, followed by 5-7 days of recovery in an aftercare facility where they receive around-the-clock assistance and comfort medication. This compassionately monitored detox process can give patients a fresh start and a new lease on life.

Find Out Why WAISMANN DETOX™ for Methadone is Better

The WAISMANN DETOX™ program is safe, effective, and humane, and it significantly minimizes painful Methadone withdrawal, thereby defending against future instances of relapse. More importantly, patients need to know that opioid detoxification doesn’t have to take weeks, months, or years; we have proudly developed a faster and more successful way to overcome Methadone addiction.

Waismann Treatment™ Offers the Following:

  • Treatment in a full-service JCAHO accredited hospital under the strict supervision of our highly qualified medical director.
  • Multi-Board Certified Medical Director with over 23 years of experience in rapid detoxification.
  • Immediate access to various medical specialists if consultations or treatment are needed, as long-term use of opiates can cause undetected medical issues. Before their rapid detox, medical staff thoroughly screen patients to keep them hydrated and pre-medicated.
  • A private room for discrete treatment in the hospital ICU
  • Specialized post-detox recovery services maximize our process’s comfort and effectiveness, designed specifically for each patient.

Additional Waismann Method® Benefits:

  • Waismann Detox™ eliminates the cravings that often accompany traditional opiate detox treatments.
  • Close supervision every step of the way from admission to discharge
  • Professional assistance in creating your plan for remaining opiate-free once you complete your detox from methadone.

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Does Anesthesia Rapid Detox Works for Methadone Withdrawal?

Methadone rapid detox treatment has received occasional negative feedback regarding its potential dangers in some publications. Their concern stems directly from other detoxification programs that attempt to reduce treatment time and cost by NOT adequately performing the detox procedure in a hospital setting under medical supervision.

WAISMANN METHOD® Methadone treatment is unique and combines medically responsible, efficient, and humane techniques while carefully creating a custom-tailored detox program ideal for individual patients’ needs. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us today or call now at 1-800-423-2482.

When choosing a rapid opiate detox program, read more about safety, risks, and complications.

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Reviewed by Clare Waismann, Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS), Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor (SUDCC), founder of Waismann Method® Advanced Treatment for Opiate Dependence.
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