Methadone Treatment Risks and Benefits
Methadone is not a cure for opioid addiction. Instead, it’s a maintenance program (MAT) where physicians prescribe it to help patients get off other opiates. Besides, it blocks the euphoric effects of other opioids. While Methadone treatment can stop the heroin or painkiller abuse, the success rate is low because patients are still physically dependent on an opiate. Methadone is a powerful and mood-altering drug. It’s also much harder to detoxify off than most other available opiates. This is especially true at an outpatient level of care. Even when patients try a very slow taper (sometimes years), Methadone withdrawal symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and often unbearable. This can drive patients to immediate relapse during the tapering period to relieve suffering.
Many Methadone clinics offer patients to elect to stay on Methadone Maintenance for lack of other options. Sadly, this lack of advanced medical knowledge helps maintain their revolving doors and prejudice of “drug addict” behavior. However, these are usually not the best solutions. Patients should have real options to become drug-free and compassionate; effective methadone treatment should be available.
Many rehab programs offer detox. At an outpatient level, the patient completes a slow taper, as discussed above. Most inpatient rehabs offer supervised withdrawal, which they consider medical detox. Typically they admit a patient to a shared room, and a doctor prescribes medications to help lessen withdrawal symptoms. The staff checks on the patient while they tolerate the full length of the withdrawal symptoms. Unfortunately, this detox does not take place in a hospital and offers a low success rate. Patients often do not complete the treatment because they cannot get through the weeks of symptoms. Furthermore, this method doesn’t simultaneously monitor and address the patient’s physical, medical, and emotional condition.
Methadone Treatment under sedation offers a humane and effective solution for patients suffering from Methadone addiction. Our Methadone Treatment combines correcting chemical imbalances, psychological evaluations, and the latest medical techniques to control cravings.
Waismann Method Medical Group is world-renowned for its anesthesia-assisted rapid drug detox. Our program maintains the highest success rate in the field of opiate detoxification over the past two decades. We view Methadone addiction as a treatable physical condition using advanced medical techniques. We diagnose the true cause of addiction and treat the biochemical cause of your cravings. Staff always treat patients suffering from Methadone abuse with dignity and respect.
Waismann Method® Methadone Treatment
Safe, Effective, and Compassionate Detoxification
Waismann Method combines the most advanced in-patient medical detox techniques (specializing in rapid detox) and immediate post-detox professional care. Together with our exceptional standards of safety and patient care, we have a complete methadone detox program that is not only safe but incredibly effective. We are actually able to treat patients in huge doses that, in the past, had no safe detox options.
Our Multi-Board Certified Medical Director can induce and speed a patient’s Methadone withdrawal while the patient sleeps comfortably in their private rooms of our JCAHO Accredited Hospital. While the patient is sedated, the medical director uses IV medication to cleanse the body’s opiate receptors of all opiates. The goal is to rid the body of physical dependence, so the patient literally sleeps through the precipitated withdrawal syndrome. The Waismann Method techniques have succeeded in eliminating most physical cravings that often accompany traditional methadone treatments. Patients from all over the world fly to our exclusive location, based only in Southern California.
After a 2 to a 4-day inpatient hospital stay, we provide inclusive additional care for a few days in our private recovery retreat. This transitional care ensures patients are recovering as well as they should be. This is part of our rigorous safety protocol and is one of the numerous reasons that set us apart from all other overnight rapid detox centers.
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