Though used as a substitution therapy to treat opiate addiction, Methadone itself can be very addicting and require a 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. Taking Methadone can lead to the need for a second detox. The Waismann Method’s renowned opiate detox program does not use opiate substitutes to treat addiction and can get you drug-free in a matter of days. A physical addiction to Methadone is present if withdrawal symptoms set in once use is stopped or decreased.
Methadone Withdrawal Symptoms
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 lightheadedness, sneezing, vomiting, delusions, paranoia, elevated blood pressure, suicidal ideation, nausea, diarrhea, fever, chills, aches and pain, tremors, depression, prolonged insomnia, delirium, hallucinations, agitation and anxiety. Withdrawal symptoms from Methadone use can be extremely difficult and sometimes dangerous if not managed properly or with medically-assisted detox. Withdrawal 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…. People who take Methadone for an extended period should gradually decrease their use to minimize withdrawal symptoms. This should be done with help from a medical professional .
Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms Can Be Minimized, Even Eliminated
Don’t delay seeking help for an addiction to Methadone or other opiates because of a fear of the withdrawal process. There are treatment options that can minimize the severity – even eliminate – Methadone withdrawals. With the Waismann Method of Rapid Detox, withdrawal is medically managed to maximize safety, comfort and results. Our team of doctors, therapists and addiction and recovery specialists work with anesthesiologists to individualize drug detoxification programs for each of our patients.
Renowned Waismann Method Offers Safe, Rapid Methadone Detox
For more than a decade, WAISMANN METHOD® of detoxification treatment has utilized the most humane and advanced medical techniques available to treat opiate dependency 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 on opiates, while the patient experiences minimal conscious withdrawal. We are able to fully get patients through opiate detoxification, while at the same time blocking patients’ receptors to eliminate physical cravings.
Our highly successful and humane treatment can reverse opiate addiction in a matter of days, getting you back on your feet quicker than other methadone detox programs. Our Domus Retreat aftercare facility is also available to our patients who wish to continue recovery in a therapeutic and spa-like atmosphere. Our caring, professional staff is there at every step to support and encourage you. You are not alone in your addiction. We’re here to help.