The Importance of A Medical Detox for Methadone

older female therapist talks to young female patient in a methadone detox centerOvercoming Methadone dependence can be extremely difficult, even dangerous. That’s why choosing the right detoxification treatment is vital to a patient’s safety and the successful start toward recovery. It should not be attempted at home! Our inpatient detox program includes:

  • Thorough physical, psychological, and social assessments
  • A customized treatment plan with IV-based medication therapy to safely treat withdrawal symptoms
  • Monitoring 24/7 with cardiac telemetry and video technology by nurses and technicians.
  • Attention to the patient’s overall comfort with upscale private rooms, HDTV, Wifi, and personal massage.

Learn more about the Gallus Detox Method.

“I have never been to a detox center before but I’ve heard a lot of horrible things about some. I was terrified to come here and when I arrived I asked one of the patients how it was here? She said, ‘I have been to several and this is the best of the best.’ It is the nicest facility with the most wonderful genuine staff. Every accommodation possible is here and it’s just like home…” – Read detox patient testimonials: what our patients say about their fear of withdrawal, how comfortable they felt with our medical detox, and how it changed their lives.

What Is Methadone?

Methadone is a potent and long-acting opioid replacement drug. In the medical field, it is primarily used to relieve moderate to severe pain. The drug can also be used to treat addiction to heroin, morphine, codeine, and other opioids. What makes it popular is its long duration of action, extremely powerful effects, and low cost. Methadone not only decreases the sensation of pain but also diminishes the emotional response to pain. It is usually available in liquid or tablet form.

Here is what everyone should know: Taking the drug improperly may increase the risk of potentially serious side effects.

The Dangers and Symptoms of Methadone Misuse

Methadone impacts the pleasure centers in the brain and creates a false sense of well-being. Methadone use may lead to the development of tolerance, as well as physical and psychological dependence. Excessive doses may eventually result in respiratory depression or fatality. People who become dependent on Methadone may feel that they can’t function without the drug.

Some Methadone users may feel sick when they start taking the drug. Women taking Methadone may experience irregular periods.

Below are some of the symptoms experienced by people using methadone.

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Bluish skin
  • Stomach spasms
  • Low blood pressure
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Coma
  • Lowered sex drive

A person’s heart rate, respiration, and body temperature may drop. Death may occur if breathing becomes too weak.

The symptoms may produce the following problems: Sneezing, delusions, paranoia, elevated blood pressure, suicidal thoughts, nausea, fever, tremors, depression, insomnia, agitation, and other highly-unpleasant effects.

If you or your loved one need help overcoming methadone please call us at 888.228.9114 to discuss whether our customized Methadone drug detox treatment is the best program for you. Be assured we value your privacy and all your information is kept strictly confidential. Contact Gallus Alcohol and Drug Detox Centers today and take the first step towards recovery.