How Will I Feel on Methadone?
Making the decision to get the necessary help you need to stop taking opiates is the first step in the long road to recovery. There are many different options available to you and chances are that you have explored many of them. If you are considering Methadone maintenance and want to know: how will I feel on Methadone, here is some information to consider.
Methadone is an Opiate
Methadone is an opiate and is a controlled substance and although it has been used to manage pain, more often than not it is used to help persons, like you, overcome an addiction to prescription painkiller or Heroin.
Methadone is an opioid, but it is also an agonist which means that it will act like the neurotransmitters in the brain and prevent other opiate drugs from becoming effective. Methadone will block the euphoria that other opiates produce.
This means that if you take Methadone with another drug you will not have the same sensation that you would have without the Methadone. Methadone will also work to prevent and reduce the cravings that you get with other drugs and it will prevent and reduce the amount of withdrawal symptoms you get when you stop taking the other drugs.
Depending on the severity of your opiate abuse your doctor or a clinic may start you on a low dose of Methadone. Initially you will feel normal, have energy and not suffer the side effects; however, once your body is used to the amount (you develop a tolerance) you will have to increase the Methadone dose or you may begin to have withdrawal symptoms. Over time, it is possible, as with other opiate narcotics to develop a dependency on Methadone.
Methadone will remain active in the body for up to 60 hours. Increasing the amount of Methadone taken will create a build-up of the drug in the body that can be toxic and lead to overdose. Taking Methadone with Heroin is dangerous and can be fatal. Combining Methadone with over-the-counter antihistamines, anti-depressants and Valium may decrease breathing and lead to cardiac arrest.
Methadone Addiction Detox
Although Methadone maintenance is very effective in opiate detox treatment, minimal supervision also makes is a drug with an increased risk for dependency. In the case of Methadone dependency, the best solution is inpatient medical detox and the most preferred method is IV therapy medical detox.
Gallus Detox Center can help you overcome opiate detox. Don’t spend your time worrying about how you will feel on Methadone! Call Gallus Detox Center today at 855-338-6929 and find out why we are The Better Way!