Methadone, is a prescription drug given to people for the management of heroin addiction. It is an opiate and therefore itself carries a high risk of addiction. It is common for a person who uses Methadone to become addicted. One of the dangerous side effects of Methadone is depressed breathing, long after the painkiller effect wears off. If breathing becomes too slow and weak, a person can die.
The best recovery chances for an individual who wants to stop using Methadone, is for him or her to enter a detox program; stopping on your own can result in severe and damaging withdrawal symptoms. Sunrise Detox Toms River provides supervised medical attention that will assist in the successful detox from Methadone.
Symptoms of Methadone Addiction
When a person becomes dependent on the use of Methadone, the signs and symptoms are similar to those of other opiates like morphine and heroin, but Methadone stays in the body longer, making the symptoms of Methadone use even more dangerous.
An individual undergoing Methadone detox, can expect to feel depression, anxiety, fever, chills, stomach problems, hallucinations, high blood pressure, paranoia, cravings, nausea, and a host of other symptoms. If you are experiencing these symptoms, related to heavy use of Methadone, it is important you discuss a treatment and detox from Methadone with a medical professional right away.
Treatment for Methadone Addiction
In most cases the only solution to end Methadone addiction requires an inpatient stay in a detox and rehab center. After completing a full Methadone detox, the next step to recover fully from this dangerous addition, is to enter a rehab program. The most common Methadone addiction treatments after detox are inpatient care, followed by an outpatient care protocol. Inpatient care is recommended for people who have a moderate to severe Methadone addiction, and outpatient care is more for those with less severe addiction symptoms. In the best circumstances, an inpatient medical detox and rehab is followed by an outpatient treatment that helps maintain, and continue a Methadone-free life.