New Jersey Methadone Clinics
Methadone clinics has been utilized for decades to help individuals addicted to opioids manage their addiction.
It is a long-acting medication that effective addressing opoid withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
Over the years, it has helped millions of people stay sober and live a healthy life.
Methadone is a long-acting synthetic opiate and it occupies the same opioid receptors in the brain as heroin (or opioid pain pills), but it has a more gradual onset and there is no “rush.”
Methadone is neither intoxicating nor sedating and it has the ability to block the euphoria caused by heroin or opioid pain pills if the individual does try to abuse them while on methadone.
It is longer acting and less potent than heroin. However, methadone is addictive unless used exactly as prescribed. When the body becomes reliant on this medication, it becomes difficult to top due to the onset of withdrawal symptoms.
At CNT, we provide detoxification from methadone. Although detoxing off of methadone is not easy, we can make it as comfortable as possible.
It is always advisable to come off of methadone at a medical facility. Severe withdrawal symptoms can cause even long-term methadone users who have abstained from abusing opiates to revert to opiate use in order to obtain relief from withdrawal symptoms.
At CNT, our team is well versed in detoxing individuals off of methadone and we can provide you with a realistic expectation of the process.
The Symptoms of Methadone Withdrawal
Usually, it has similar symptoms as that of morphine, opioid pain pills or heroin, but they are less intense. These symptoms could include fever, muscle pain, chills, nausea, vomiting, sweating, anxiety, paranoia, diarrhea, stomach cramps, cravings, depression, and insomnia.
The Timeline for Withdrawal
The onset of withdrawal symptoms depends on the dose of methadone an individual is consuming. They can present themselves within 24 hours of the last dose. If methadone use is stopped, the first 7-10 days can be extremely painful with physical and psychological symptoms.
At CNT, we provide alternate medications that make this process more tolerable.
How Can Detox Treatment Help?
CNT is one of the most trusted clinics for safe and efficient methadone detox. The process of medical detox includes substituting methadone with another drug and tapering the dose over time.
It is advisable to stop methadone use only in a medically monitored detox facility.
In case of emergency call 911 or head to the nearest ER.