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About Novus Detox®

Methadone Withdrawal Symptoms

Methadone Withdrawal Symptoms

Methadone withdrawal symptoms can be the most severe of any drug. The physical symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, chills, tremors, with an elevated pain sensitivity and rapid heartbeat. The psychological symptoms include delirium, hallucinations, panic, depression and thoughts of suicide.

Full List of 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

There is hope for a new life. Call to speak to one of our experienced & caring detox advisors today! (855) 464-8550

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 painful methadone withdrawal symptoms.

However, when the methadone dose is increased, the negative effects on the body caused by methadone are increased. These 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 also depletes the body of nutrients, amino acids and minerals which contribute to the list of withdrawal symptoms.

Painful and exhausting methadone withdrawal symptoms are the primary reason that most people can not complete withdrawal on their own or even through a methadone clinic.

Methadone Withdrawal at Novus Medical Detox Center

After 10 years of helping thousands of people withdraw from methadone, we have a true understanding of the devastating effects of methadone on the body. We know how to make withdrawal comfortable and not difficult, from even the highest dosages.

Understand more about methadone withdrawal.

We treat our patients with our unique individualized protocols, our proprietary compounded medications, natural supplements and IV treatments to replenish and restore them to health in a nurturing, spa-like environment.

Find out more about our program, re-imagine your future drug-free.

More Facts About Methadone

  • 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.

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.

To learn more about how we can help you,
call (855) 464-8550 today!

  • Personalized Detox Programs
  • Quality, Patient Focused Care
  • Medical & Personal Support with 24/ Accessibility
  • Enjoy a Therapeutic, Spa-Like Environment
  • Our Programs Combine the Best Medications & Holistic Supplements
  • We Offer Private or Comfortable-Shared Rooms

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 ...

    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 ...

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Blog Articles

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