Methadone Detox – Detoxificating the Body from Harmful Opioids
Methadone Detox – Methadone is one of the currently used drug for relieving pain. It is also used for reducing withdrawal symptoms in narcotic drug users, and it has been categorized in the Opioid group. For it helps drug addicts out of their drug addiction program. The user is allowed to take a dose of methadone on daily basis hence keeping the withdrawal symptoms at bay
This drug- Methadone is used to help one in getting out from the use of narcotics. It is also advised that; as a user of this drug (Methadone) that you should not take more than the prescribed amount for you can easily be an addict. And its short term effects include: relentless; Nausea; skin itching; vomiting; problem difficulties while urinating; constipation; slow breathing; impaired sexual performance and pupil contraction.
- Muscle aches
- Runny nose
- Intense cravings for more of methadone.
- Lung and respiratory problems
- Body pains
FAQ about Methadone Detoxification Treatment.
We have most of the Frequently Asked Questions based on this Methadone Detox program.
- How long does methadone detox last?
Everyone would like to have the answer to this question, but it has to be understood that there is no a common set date limit or time, which will promise you of the exact time and date for the addiction to be completely out of your system. This is because people do vary in their levels of addiction. The time taken to completely wash out your system will then be noted and the answer provided.
- Can someone ever get off of methadone?
Once you sign up with us for the process to begin- methadone detoxification in our centers, it means that you have willingly given up yourself in the hands of our professional medics. So strict supervision will be activated this is much more prudent than attempting to administer yourself with methadone.
- What are the withdrawal symptoms of opiates?
Withdrawal symptoms can be really enduring, especially when you are about to learn some new experiences with yourself. These symptoms usually affect you either physically; psychologically and emotionally. Though they later subside within a few weeks. Emotional scars do remain.
Here are some of the symptoms you’re likely to experience during the initial withdrawal period:
- Gastrointestinal problems such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps
- Severe mood swings
- Teary eyes and a runny nose
- Muscular pains and discomfort
- Cold sweats, hot sweats, goosebumps
- Can withdrawal from methadone kill me?
Yes and NO!
This is because, when you undergo the whole process: in a medically controlled environment and in a safe way, then you will be in a safer position of not getting yourself killed. But however, trying to undergo methadone detoxification process on your own will never bore any fruit of you making it.
- What are the different phases of methadone detox treatment?
There are approximately four phases involved in methadone detox:
- Early Symptoms:
The human body takes a lot of time in trying to metabolize methadone within it. And this may take an approximate of 8-30 hours for symptoms to start. Though most of the symptoms we’ve discussed them in the above points.
- Peak Symptoms:
Symptoms will begin to change after 3-4 days. And the issue comes with vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pains and breathing problems.
- Gradually Decreasing Symptoms:
With a 10-days estimation, a decline in intensity and frequency of the already mentioned issues. But with time, these side effects should start vanishing slowly.
- Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS):
Any patient who has been an addict to methadone and imbibing in the drug for longer periods, this syndrome won’t be lacking. It’s end results are severe anxiety, unbearable mental and emotional issues and as well, depression with extreme panic attacks. And it has to be understood that PAWS can last anywhere from a week to several months.
- How much does methadone detox cost?
The cost will never be constant to inpatients and outpatients. This is because; inpatients will be highly handled and provided with the best devices that will make their duration in there effective. Outpatients will only be left on their own and at most of the times, those taken care of within our center tend to get well quickly than those out there. The cost of treatment also varies with the level of addiction.
- Does insurance cover the cost of methadone detox treatment?
In countries where insurance coverage is available for drug addicts, then things will always get better because we value that too. This is because some insurance companies are always more than willing to cover your medical bills completely or partially. And we don’t talk with your insurance company. You have to take the initiative and make sure that they are aware of your medical services at our place. So that you can plan on the mode of payment plan that’s all.
- Can someone detox from methadone at home?
When you enroll in the outpatient program, be assured of being granted that program with just a small dosage of methadone to administer in our absence. This is done to reduce the risk of accidental overdose which may result to an unsuitable environment for both you and your family members.
- Can pregnant women detox from methadone?
Yes, pregnant women who have an Opioids addiction can experience methadone detoxification but under a controlled medical environment with constant access to healthcare professionals. Some pregnant women may be under the false impression that it’s perfectly safe for themselves and the fetus if they just give up cold turkey, but this can actually cause severe birth defects and put in danger their unborn child.