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Methadone High Dose Risk

Risk Of Fatal Heart Attack Underscores Importance Of High-Dose Methadone Detox

Patients taking higher doses of methadone — 120 mg per day or more — are at increased risk of sudden death from heart attacks, according to new research. This news only underscores the vital importance of high-dose methadone detox programs for anyone dependent on high doses of methadone.

A research team, at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, grouped chronic pain patients according to methadone dose. The group on daily doses above 120 mg showed significantly higher risk of “prolonged QT interval”, an electrical abnormality in the heart rhythm. This abnormality can lead to a sudden onset of ventricular tachycardia, a type of rapid heartbeat which is often fatal.

“There is a dose-dependent effect in patients taking more than 120 mg per day,” said Ricardo Cruciani, MD, the leader of the research team, in a report to the American Pain Society 30th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Methadone tops the list of opioid deaths

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fatal opioid overdoses have tripled in recent years, and methadone deaths top the list. One of the reasons for this, Dr. Cruciani said, is the increased use of methadone to treat chronic pain, because of its lower cost and longer duration of action.

A research team from the National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC pointed out that methadone is a long-acting opioid that requires a complex dosing schedule.

“Methadone relieves pain for 4 to 8 hours, but remains in the body for up to 59 hours,” Dr. Diane Makuc, the CDC team leader, said. “A lack of knowledge about the unique properties of methadone was identified as contributing to some deaths.”

Many patients — and even some health care providers — may not realize that a lot of methadone remains in your system after the pain relief starts to fade. You risk overdose if you simply take more methadone because the pain is coming back.

A study last year of opioid overdose deaths also concluded that a disproportionate number of deaths are related to methadone. Investigators reported that 30 percent of deaths involved methadone, even though methadone represents only 5 percent of the nation’s opioid prescriptions.

Thousands of patients in methadone replacement programs at methadone clinics have been on high doses of methadone for years, some for decades. Methadone addicts, like heroin addicts, are frequently on high daily doses of methadone as well. Now, thousands of chronic pain patients are becoming dependent on high doses of methadone.

The need for better high-dose methadone detox programs has never been greater.

Novus high-dose methadone detox saves lives

Novus Medical Detox Center is one of the very few medical detox centers in the country that delivers high-dose methadone detox programs. Our high-dose methadone detox programs are praised by high-dose methadone users who feel trapped in the “high-dose methadone prison”, unable to find detox programs that would accept them.

Personally Tailored Detox Programs
Methadone detox at Novus begins by working out a personal program carefully tailored to the exact needs of each patient. Novus does not offer a “one-size-fits-all” detox program.

24/7 Expert Medical Care
Novus provides caring and highly trained and experienced medical supervision 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Patients have access around the clock to withdrawal specialists who can assist with any eventuality.

Far More Comfort, Far Less Pain
Novus methadone detox is not just available, it is safer, more effective, much more comfortable, and much, much faster than you might expect. Novus Detox® removes the effects of drugs, while greatly reducing the discomforts of withdrawal.

Every Service is Private and Confidential
Privacy and confidentiality are Novus hallmarks. Individual private rooms are available, with telephone, internet access, TV and DVD player. Novus Medical Detox Center is set in three acres of quiet, tree-shaded, fenced and private grounds.

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THE NOVUS DIFFERENCE

We develop an individualized medical detox program specifically for each of our patients, which means no recovery will look the same. Our delicious food, nutritional IVs and supplements, and specialized detox protocols are all designed to quicken the healing process. We understand that various addictions present a number of issues for the human body, so we create our IVs and diets to fit the needs of specific withdrawal symptoms.

Our process is all about you, which is why we have private and shared rooms available for our residents. Each room is outfitted with a TV, telephone, and access to the internet. We also provide educational classes that will show you how the drug or alcohol of your choice affects your body. We believe that to effectively fight off your withdrawal symptoms, it is important to know what you are fighting against and what to be prepared for.

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Success Stories

For a Sustainable Sobriety™
  • Methadone Detox Successes - Graphic Artist (Methadone)

    Mostly every person was very supportive and more than willing to help me with anything. I detoxed from 65 mg of methadone and I ate everyday. That is ...

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  • Methadone Detox Successes - Self-Employed (Methadone)

    Novus is the best place I could have ended this hellish journey. I want to acknowledge all of the Novus staff! Can I please come back and work here! I ...

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  • Methadone Detox Successes - Student (Methadone)

    Novus has helped me in a way that I thought was impossible . My stay was very comfortable and time flew. The food was top notch and the company and ...

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For a Sustainable Sobriety™
  • Methadone Detox Successes - Graphic Artist (Methadone)

    Mostly every person was very supportive and more than willing to help me with anything. I detoxed from 65 mg of methadone and I ate everyday. That is ...

    Continue Reading
  • Methadone Detox Successes - Self-Employed (Methadone)

    Novus is the best place I could have ended this hellish journey. I want to acknowledge all of the Novus staff! Can I please come back and work here! I ...

    Continue Reading
  • Methadone Detox Successes - Student (Methadone)

    Novus has helped me in a way that I thought was impossible . My stay was very comfortable and time flew. The food was top notch and the company and ...

    Continue Reading