Methadone Withdrawal-Symptoms

Methadone Withdrawal

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“I was taking 300 – 600mg of methadone daily. Up to 1200 at times along with 10 – 20 mg of Xanax when I entered Novus. All hope was gone, no detox would take me. 14 days after, I leave here drug free and miraculously, my detox was 99% pain free. I leave with hope and full support of my family. Words cannot describe the miracles that I have gone through and witnessed during my stay.”

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Methadone Withdrawal Facts

  • Methadone is a narcotic like other opiates and opioids such as:
    • heroin
    • OxyContin
    • Vicodin
    • oxycodone
    • hydrocodone
  • Methadone is one of the most highly addictive drugs. 
  • Users of methadone, like users of other opioids or opiates, become either dependent on or addicted to the drug. 
  • Users of methadone, like users of other opioids or opiates, become deficient in essential vitamins and minerals which adds to the misery of withdrawal.
  • If someone is dependent on methadone, they will experience serious and painful withdrawal symptoms if they just stop taking methadone.
  • Most methadone users continue taking the drug not because they get “high” but because they don’t want to experience these painful withdrawal symptoms. 
  • If someone is addicted to methadone, they will have painful withdrawal symptoms but will also crave the drug because of the way methadone makes them feel.
  • Methadone withdrawal pain has been compared to the worst case of the flu, only ten times worse than that.
  • Almost no one is able to complete a methadone withdrawal on their own or at a methadone clinic.
  • Many methadone users have given up on ever being able to withdraw from methadone. This article explains why.
  • Taking methadone for pain can kill you.
  • CLICK HERE for more information and facts about the effects of Methadone.
  • CLICK HERE for a history about Methadone.

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Methadone Withdrawal at Novus Medical Detox Center

Novus Medical Detox Center:

  • Expects the methadone withdrawal to be more comfortable and not difficult.
  • Expects even high dose methadone withdrawals to be more comfortable and not difficult.
  • Has almost a 100% success rate for methadone withdrawal patients.
  • Understands the devastating effects of methadone on the body.
  • Provides education on the need for hydration and uses IV treatment to ensure proper hydration so all the cells and organs operate at their highest efficiency.
  • Provides education on how methadone depletes nutrients, amino acids and minerals and uses IV treatments and other natural supplements to replenish the nutrients, amino acids and minerals depleted as a side effect of methadone.
  • Educates patients as to what methadone has been doing in their body and how the Novus  procedures are going to help with their methadone withdrawal.
  • Gives patients a private or comfortable shared room.
  • Is in a pleasant home-like setting on 3.25 quiet and treed acres.
  • Receives rave reviews about how good the food is.
  • Uses drugs as needed but also natural supplements.
  • Doesn't put you on drugs that you will have to take after you have completed your methadone withdrawal.
  • Getting Off Methadone has never been easier!

Methadone Withdrawal at Other Medical Detox Centers

  • Most consider it normal that the methadone withdrawal is difficult and uncomfortable.
  • Most are used to people leaving because they cannot tolerate the pain
  • Most ignore the devastating effects of methadone on the body.
  • Most ignore the issue of hydration, failing to ensure that each of the body's cells, the building blocks that make up the organs, have sufficient fluid to operate most efficiently-- like an eight-cylinder car trying to go up a steep hill on four cylinders.
  • Most ignore the need to replenish the nutrients, amino acids and minerals depleted as a side effect of methadone.
  • Most ignore the importance of educating the person as to what methadone has been doing to them.
  • Most put patients in at least a double room where the person experiences not only their methadone withdrawal but also the withdrawal of the other person in the room.
  • Most are not located in a pleasant home-like setting.
  • Most just use drugs alone.
  • Most do not receive any positive comments on their food.
  • Most give you other drugs that you will have to take for the rest of your life even after you have completed your detox.

To learn more about the true effects of methadone, read The Methadone Prison.

Read what some of our recent patients have said:

“I challenge anyone who truly wants to break free from the heavy chains of opioid addiction to come to Novus and see for themselves that you can be free. There is hope and it is here at Novus. I thank you all again from the bottom of my heart. You gave me control of my life again.”

“Everyone here treats you with the utmost respect and professionalism.  I was blown away by everyone and everything.  Here you are treated like a person and not a number.  Without a doubt the best place anyone with an addiction could come.” 

Novus can safely and more comfortably help you through methadone detox.

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Methadone Withdrawal Symptoms

Physical Symptoms:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Tearing
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Tremors
  • Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat)
  • Aches and pains, often in the joints and/or legs
  • Elevated pain sensitivity
  • Elevated blood pressure

Mental Symptoms:

  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Depression
  • Adrenal exhaustion
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Prolonged insomnia
  • Delirium
  • Auditory hallucinations
  • Visual hallucinations
  • Increased perception of odors, real or imagined
  • Marked decrease in sex drive
  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Paranoia
  • Delusions
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Why Methadone Withdrawal Has Such Effects

  • The long-term use of methadone causes adaptations within the body that lessen the effect of the drug over time.
  • This is known as “drug tolerance”. 
  • Drug tolerance can require ever-increasing doses of methadone to prevent the painful methadone withdrawal symptoms.
  • When the methadone dose is increased, the negative effects on the body caused by methadone are increased. 
  • These negative effects can include:
    • Dulling of emotions
    • Inability to get refreshing sleep
    • Blacking out at times
    • Loss of sex drive and interest
    • “Cloudy” thinking
    • Slower reaction time and increased likelihood of accidents
    • Dehydration and inability to properly nourish the body

Methadone Withdrawal More Prolonged

  • Methadone withdrawal symptoms can be the most severe of any drug.
  • Painful and exhausting methadone withdrawal symptoms can last for several weeks or, at larger doses, for many weeks more.
  • Almost no one can complete a methadone withdrawal on their own or even through a methadone clinic.

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Methadone Detox & Addiction Resources:


METHADONE DETOX

HIGH DOSE METHADONE - FLORIDA DRUG DETOX PROGRAM

GETTING OFF METHADONE: DETOX

METHADONE DEPENDENCE & PAIN MANAGEMENT

METHADONE ADDICTION & DETOX TREATMENT

OTHER METHADONE DETOX ARTICLES

MORE INFORMATION ON METHADONE




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