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Silver Lining Recovery

Huntington Beach, CA

Multiple Levels of Care

844-940-0031

Recovery Unplugged – Austin Detox

Austin, TX

Detox

855-958-1650

Starlite Recovery Center

Center Point, TX

Multiple Levels of Care

855-349-1116

Beachside Rehab

Fort Pierce, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

888-452-3049

Ambrosia Treatment Center

West Palm Beach, FL

Inpatient

866-970-0918

Enlightened Solutions

Egg Harbor City, NJ

Multiple Levels of Care

855-408-7163

North Tampa Behavioral Health

Tampa, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

844-870-8069

Phoenix Behavioral Healthcare

Hobe Sound, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

855-945-1119

SOBA New Jersey

New Brunswick, NJ

Multiple Levels of Care

888-341-1174

Ambrosia Treatment Center – Westcoast

Beverly Hills, CA

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866-970-0918

The Harrison House of Northern Virginia

Annandale, VA

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855-734-4364

Ambrosia Treatment Center – Northeast

Philadelphia, PA

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866-970-0918

The Camp Recovery Center

Scotts Valley, CA

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877-282-5771

Moonlight Mountain Recovery

Pocatello, ID

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866-831-4706

Future Now Detox

Palm Springs, FL

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877-325-0525

Carus Recovery

Van Nuys, CA

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888-616-9024

Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center

Ball Ground, GA

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844-498-9407

Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems

Lafayette, LA

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888-494-6620

Right Path Addiction Treatment Centers

Virginia Beach, VA

Multiple Levels of Care

855-982-0704

Denver Recovery Center

Denver, CO

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855-729-4891

Life Center of Galax

Galax, VA

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855-428-7940

Recovery First Treatment Center – Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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888-603-7860

Mount Regis Center

Salem, VA

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877-539-2026

Wilmington Treatment Center

Wilmington, NC

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877-257-1203

Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital

Valdosta, GA

Multiple Levels of Care

866-692-1694

Dana Point Rehab Campus

Dana Point, CA

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866-944-2609

Cove Forge Behavioral Health Center

Williamsburg, PA

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844-225-6578

Northeast Addiction Treatment Center

Quincy, MA

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855-831-4406

Oceanside Malibu

Malibu, CA

Full Spectrum of Care

866-275-3956

Burkwood Treatment Center

Hudson, WI

Residential

844-251-2961

Cornerstone Healing Center

Scottsdale, AZ

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844-931-1105

Pocono Mountain Recovery Center

Henryville, PA

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844-589-1547

United Recovery Project

Hollywood, FL

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877-586-7043

Waismann Method® and Domus Retreat®

Orange, CA

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877-326-1027

Southeast Addiction Center

Atlanta, GA

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855-614-6174

Recovery Unplugged Lake Worth Detox, Rehab, and Treatment Center

Lake Worth, FL

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888-283-0199

Recovery Unplugged Nashville

Nashville, TN

Full Spectrum of Care

877-463-0080

Park Royal Hospital

Fort Myers, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

844-763-3294

Recovery First Treatment Center – Hollywood

Hollywood, FL

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888-603-7860

Wellness Counseling & Residential Detox

Stuart, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

855-937-0191

1st Step Behavioral Health

Pompano Beach, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

844-334-8400

New England Recovery & Wellness

Concord, NH

Multiple Levels of Care

844-408-1433

Amethyst Recovery

Port St. Lucie, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

888-965-6726

Bradford Recovery Center

Millerton, PA

Multiple Levels of Care

844-769-9928

Recovery Unplugged Austin Rehab Center

Austin, TX

Multiple Levels of Care

844-817-9493

Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab

Calistoga, CA

Multiple Levels of Care

844-766-4576

Riverwalk Ranch

Mansfield, TX

Multiple Levels of Care

866-634-7479

Delta Med Center

Memphis, TN

Outpatient

877-235-0382

Bluff Plantation

Augusta, GA

Inpatient

855-331-2490

Rebound Behavioral Health Hospital

Lancaster, SC

Multiple Levels of Care

855-336-7623

Keystone Treatment Center

Canton, SD

Multiple Levels of Care

855-417-3666

Lakeview Behavioral Health Hospital

Norcross, GA

Multiple Levels of Care

855-337-9509

Treasure Valley Recovery

Nampa, ID

Multiple Levels of Care

855-248-2193

Wellness Counseling Vida Entera

Lake Elsinore, CA

Multiple Levels of Care

855-929-2029

White Deer Run

Allenwood, PA

Multiple Levels of Care

877-638-3697

JourneyPure – Florida

Melbourne, FL

Multiple Levels of Care

(844) 899-9541

Sunflower Wellness Retreat

Osawatomie, KS

Multiple Levels of Care

888-411-9183

America’s Rehab Campuses

Tucson, AZ

Multiple Levels of Care

877-484-7367

Relevance Behavioral Health

Freehold, NJ

Multiple Levels of Care

844-734-3524

Clear Life Recovery

Costa Mesa, CA

Full Spectrum of Care

888-638-7182

Recovery Unplugged Fort Lauderdale

Fourt Lauderdale, FL

Full Spectrum of Care

855-900-6613

The Duality of Methadone

Getting over addiction can mean finding methadone treatment that works.

Methadone is a pain medication that is also used for the treatment of opioid withdrawal, also known as medication assisted treatment (MAT). The medication can be used for a brief period to get patients through acute withdrawal, or for longer periods of time as a maintenance therapy. Methadone is primarily associated with the treatment of heroin addiction, but it is used to treat addiction to many other opioids as well. Much of the information on methadone discusses its use as a treatment while often ignoring its addictive qualities.

If you’re struggling with a methadone addiction, you’re not alone. Methadone can be highly addictive and for many patients it can cause as much harm as good.

Withdrawal from methadone can be particularly difficult because the drug stays in your system for far longer than many other opioids.

Defeating Your Methadone Addiction

Overcoming an addiction that has become a part of your life can be overwhelming. Many people are deep into their addiction, unable to remember what life was like before methadone. But if you’re at the point where your methadone addiction has lowered your quality of life, or if you want to recovery before that happens, it’s time to overcome it. There is a compassionate treatment provider that can help you.

Methadone Detox

Because methadone is a long-acting drug, its presence remains in the user’s body long after the effects wear off. For this reason, many people overdose or take more than they should because they’re looking for a high that isn’t easy to get.

Detoxing from methadone can be as difficult as detoxing from heroin. Both are opiates with similar effects on the body, including nausea, vomiting and muscle cramps. A medically supervised detox may include buprenorphine to ease the symptoms of the withdrawal, as well as shorten the time it takes to detox.

Individuals who are prescribed methadone for MAT are typically weaned down to less than 40mg per day. Slowly, they will be tapered down until reaching 10-20mg for a few days prior to the dose gradually decreasing to reach 2mg per day. This effective tapering process assists in reducing many of the strongest withdrawal symptoms, such as drug cravings, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, body pain, anxiety, excessive sweating, and restlessness. After the individual has been on this low, 2mg, dose for a couple of days, the physician will usually add Naltrexone, in conjunction with the methadone, to further ease the individual off opioids. If the individual entering detox has been misusing methadone and is addicted due to other reasons other than MAT, the physician will continue with the weaning or tapering approach, however also prescribe Naltrexone in addition to Buprenorphine.

Weaning or tapering off opioids should only be done under the supervision of a physician as they can regulate the doses and ensure medication compliance. Physician’s may also prescribe additional medications, often called “comfort medications,” to assist with relieving additional withdrawal symptoms. A few examples of comfort medications include Pepto-Bismol and anti-anxiety medications such as Buspar, Clonidine, and Ibuprofen.

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What to Expect During Rehab

If you are ready to make a change and end your methadone use, seeking an evaluation from a substance abuse counselor at a treatment facility is an important step. Your specific situation will need to be assessed to understand the level, frequency and intensity of your methadone addiction and associated addictive behaviors.

Depending on your responses, a detox period, followed by inpatient treatment or one of three different styles of outpatient treatment will be recommended. Outpatient treatment is also used as a supportive level of care that is recommended to assist with transitioning from inpatient or residential treatment back into the community.

What Happens After Rehab?

After discharge from treatment, it is common for treatment centers to recommend aftercare programming to further support your transition from treatment, back into your daily life. This can assist with building a healthy routine, life skills, relapse prevention techniques along with therapeutic support throughout the process.

Upon completion of aftercare, which is also called standard outpatient treatment, which is held once per week, it is always recommended to participate in Alumni programming (if offered by your treatment center). This helps keep you connected to your support team and further develop healthy relationships with fellow individuals in recovery for fellowship and support.

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If you’re struggling with a methadone addiction, you’re not alone. Whether you started using methadone for pain or as a way to stop using another drug, you can come overcome addiction and get back to normal. If you or a loved one has a methadone problem, please talk to a dedicated treatment provider today and learn about the many options for rehab.

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