What is Detox
Even though methadone is commonly used to as part of heroin replacement therapy, this drug is also a strong opiate medication. This substance is also highly addictive, and it can be a real challenge to come off it because of the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. If you, or somebody you care about, is looking to beat a methadone addiction, a residential detox is going to greatly increase your likelihood of success.
Why do people become addicted to methadone?
Many of our clients become addicted to methadone while using it as a replacement for heroin. These are people who have taken action to improve their life, but it can feel like they have just swapped one problem for another. The theory behind using methadone as a replacement for heroin is logical, but in practice, it just isn’t as effective as the experts once hoped. It seems the main reason it is still offered as a treatment is that it is a fairly low-cost way of dealing with the heroin epidemic.
So why would we want to use a strong opiate like methadone as a replacement for heroin? The idea is that this acts as a first step towards quitting opiates for good. By taking methadone, heroin users can quit without experiencing any unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. It also means they can escape the environment where they need to be around drug dealers. Ideally, people in a methadone replacement program are tapered off this drug slowly over time, but what often happens is they just end up using methadone long-term.
One of the reasons methadone is viewed as a better option than heroin is that it is harder to experience euphoria from it. The reality is that people do get high by using it in high doses – even though there is a high risk of overdose. Methadone has become a popular street drug in many cities, and there are now many people using it who are not part of an official opiate replacement program.
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The challenge of methadone detox
One of the major drawbacks of methadone is that the withdrawal symptoms can be worse than coming off heroin. This explains why people can find it hard to break away from this drug without the help of a methadone detox. The severity of your symptoms will depend on some factors (e.g. your current dosage), but can include:
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The benefits of residential detox for methadone addiction
Wellness Residential Detox is by far one of the nicest detox centers in FL. They had a great staff to client ratio. Accommodations were spectacular and the place was clean! The staff was understanding, they conducted a few small groups throughout the day covering light material. Unlike a previous detox center, I went to that forced people to go to groups that were just way too complex for someone detoxing… Not the case with Wellness Detox they understood that people were just coming off drugs and alcohol. They didn’t push people over the edge but rather let everyone rest and heal. I’m satisfied with my detox and would recommend anyone looking to get clean and sober go to Wellness Residential Detox.
If you are interested in Residential Treatment at Wellness, please give us a call anytime, 24 hours a day at 772-324-4130 to speak with one of our Representatives. They can help you determine if it is the right choice for you.