Methadone withdrawal symptoms can be difficult and uncomfortable and the most severe of any drug. Though used as a substitution therapy to treat opiate addiction, Methadone itself can be very addicting and require a very specialized detox. It is also used in the treatment of pain management. The powerful narcotic also has a high potential for misuse and abuse. Many patients who seek opiate detox are prescribed Methadone which is long-lasting and helps to block withdrawal symptoms from other opiates.  Methadone maintenance causes adaptation to within the body called tolerance. This tolerance can require numerous dosage increase to prevent withdrawal symptoms. A very small amount of patients are actually successful in overcoming methadone withdrawal symptoms on their own, they usually require a inpatient detoxification center.

The Waismann Method’s renowned methadone rapid detox program, does not use opiate substitute drugs to treat addiction and can get you drug-free in a matter of days. A physical dependence to Methadone, is present if withdrawal symptoms set in once use is stopped or decreased.


Methadone Withdrawal

Withdrawal symptoms of Methadone are considered to be more severe than morphine or heroin and it can last longer, sometimes 2 weeks to 6 months. Symptoms can include:

  •  Sneezing
  • Vomiting
  • Delusions
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Intense aches and pain
  • Tremors, depression
  • Prolonged insomnia
  • Hallucinations, agitation and anxiety.


Methadone withdrawal symptoms can be extremely difficult and sometimes dangerous if not managed properly or with medically-assisted detox. These symptoms can be more serious in long-term users or those with conditions as Hypertension (high blood pressure), cardiac disease, pulmonary problems, smokers and etc….Long term use and/ or  abuse of methadone, can lead to serious health complications or even death. People who have taken Methadone for an extended period of time or have medical concerns, should only attempt to withdrawal the with help and guidance from a medical professional .


Methadone Withdrawal Symptoms can be Minimized

Don’t delay seeking help for an addiction to Methadone or other opiates because of a fear of the withdrawal process. It is safer and more effective not to go through methadone withdrawal alone. A physician can provide the appropriate medication and treatments, to ease withdrawal symptoms. Being inpatient and under medical care, significantly improve your odds for success.

There are a number of treatment options, that can minimize the severity of the Methadone withdrawals. With the Waismann Method of Rapid Detox, withdrawal is medically managed by a multi-board certified doctor, with almost two decades of experience. Our team of doctors, therapists and addiction and recovery specialists work with our medical director to individualize drug detoxification program, for each of our patients.

The thought of going through a Methadone withdrawal can be very scary, but if you consider the long-term benefits, you’ll find that a medical detox is far better than all the negative effects of a methadone addiction can cause.


Methadone Rapid Detox

For almost two decades, WAISMANN METHOD® of detoxification treatment has utilized the most humane and advanced medical techniques available to treat methadone dependence, with one of the highest success rates in the country. Our patients experience the highest level of professionalism, dignity, and respect. The rapid detoxification treatment is performed in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU), where medications are carefully administered to reverse the physiological dependence, while the patient experiences minimal conscious withdrawal. We are able to fully get patients through opiate detoxification, while at the same time blocking the receptors to eliminate physical cravings.

Our medical director and staff are committed not only to get you through the methadone withdrawal successfully, but also to maximize your safety and comfort. We strive to offer the best drug treatment program, with the highest level of professionalism and high standards.

Our highly successful and humane treatment can reverse opiate dependence in a matter of days, getting you back on your feet quicker than other methadone detox programs. Our Domus Retreat recovery center, is also available to our patients, to continue recovery in a therapeutic and supportive atmosphere. Our caring, professional staff is there at every step to assist and encourage you through this transitional period.

If you are considering coming off methadone, give us a call. You don’t have to be alone, we are here to help. We will get you through a safe and humane detoxification. We specialize on high doses and long term cases. There is an answer and we are here to provide it for you.